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Clay mining field, Mt. Akahada motogama

Photo by Kuwajima Kaoru

Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University

Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University
Kyoto, Japan

At Mt. Akahada motogama, clay is taken from the back of the mountain and other surrounding areas, then is processed and used to make ceramics. This region has been a prime harvest site for high-quality clay since the ancient period. Excavation surveys conducted nearby have revealed Kofun Period kilns which were used to produce haniwa (earthenware tomb sculptures).

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  • Title: Clay mining field, Mt. Akahada motogama
  • Creator: Photo by Kuwajima Kaoru

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