Jomon- Complexly decorated rims, 'jomon' itself means rope-patterned. Typically rounded bottom. It was also Handcrafted.
Yayoi- Most likely made from potter's wheel. A simple and appealing design. Polychromatic with different tones of a color.
Kofun- Rounded bottom base. Many little pieces that surrounded burials and tombs of people. Skilled potter's wheel work as the culture grew.
Asuka- First adoption of buddhism into society, therefore a bodhisattva. A new style and detailed technique showing a change in society. Focus on royal people, emperor/buddha/bodhisattvas.
Kamakura- High-fired, ash-glazed produces tinted color on figure. More detailed humans. Pertaining to war and powerful figureheads due to the prominence of the civil war on society.
Heian- Shows the court uniform and pattern like because of the long lasting peace and strength. 12 zones show the dimensions of Buddha nature.
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