Jomon (10,500-300 BCE)This vessel shows elegant patterns on a vessel significant to this location. It does not have the appearance of every day use, so it shows that the Jomon period could have a belief system perhaps, this vessel could have a ceremonial purpose.
Yayoi (4th Century BCE-3rd Century ce) This bell could represent a formation of some sort of ceremonial practice. There could have been more free time as well, so people were able to specialize in music.
Kofun (3rd Century- 538 CE) This shows that the time period was becoming more representational in their artwork. This isn't an object to be used, it appears to be solely for display purposes- so people appear to be more specialized.
Asuka and Nara (538-794) This is a Bodhisattva, so it shows a development in Buddhism. 
Heian (794-1185) This painting appears to depict a story, much like their scrolls. So, it shows a period where there could be political unrest or a separation in classes.
Kamakura (1185-1333) This shows a representational piece depicting a belief in Buddhism. The Juni Shinsho represents the twelve heavenly generals of medicine Buddha.
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