Early Japan

Early Japanese Pottery

Of all the kinds of artifacts which may be found at archaeological sites, ceramics are surely one of the most important. Ceramic artifacts are extremely durable, and may last tens of thousands

The Invention Of Pottery

From K. Kris Hirst, A Brief Introduction to the Ceramic Art Of all the kinds of artifacts which may be found at archaeological sites, ceramics–objects made from fired clay–are surely one of

1. Introduction – Japan

How did the first people get to Japan? Believe it or not I have found that there were two land bridges to Japan. The Bering land bridge from Russia to Canada and

2. Maps of Japan

Maps for Japan Where in the world are we? In this case the thing that affected the growth of a culture is somewhat different than it was in countries which have a

3. Ancient Pots

This section is presented as a way for you to see the changes in early pots. It is my thesis that pottery started as a simple, undecorated piece. I think that as

4. Flame Pots

The Jomon lasted from 10,000BC-300BC That is a very long time. In societies in the time noted are pre-literate. Artists often had a prototype which they followed closely. From time to time

5. Dogu Figures

Each culture comes to terms with the idea of spirits in their own way. When we fear the weather, snow, tsunamis, earth quakes, we ask one or another way of asking why

6. Architecture From The Jomon Era

What we have here is two models of a ancient village in Japan. These mock ups of the village is used here as a point of reference.     Thatch is the

Ancient Japanese Pottery

A Snapshot of the Origins of Japanese Ceramics. Jomon ware Ancient Japanese pottery can be traced to the Jomon period, which dates from 10,000BCE to 300BCE in Japan. During this time it

Pottery of Ancient Japan

The world’s earliest pottery may be from Japan where, at Odai Yamamoto on northern Honshu, shards have been found C14 dated to 13,000 BP, calibrated 16,000 years old, and confirmed by AMS

History of Japan

Although the Japanese do not settle Japan until the third century B.C., humans had lived in Japan from about 30,000 B.C.. For Japan was not always an island. During the Ice Ages,

Jomon Culture (ca. 10,500–ca. 300 B.C.)

Department of Asian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art The Jomon period, which encompasses a great expanse of time, constitutes Japan’s Neolithic period. Its name is derived from the “cord markings” that

A Venus Figure

Dogu: Japanese clay figure                Handa  Haruhisa Dogu is a clay figure frequently discovered from remains of the Jomon era throughout Japan. Today’s lecture explores the roles of these figures in the life of