Jomon (c.10,500-300 BCE)Yayoi (c. 4th century BCE-3rd century CE)Kofun (c. 3rd century -538CE) Asuka and Nara (538-794) Heian (794-1185)Kamakura (1185-1333)
This Jar represents a great technological advancement for the Japanese culture. Food could now be boiled and prepared to be much safer too eat. It also could be used as storage for food. The piece could have also been decorative with its surprisingly modern designs.
This shows the shift from a culture that gathered food to a culture that produced food. This Jar could have been used to store rice in modest amounts for safe storage.
Being found along a burial ground this shows the beliefs of the Japanese culture regarding afterlife. This would have been used to guard bad spirit from the deceased person. This shows that Japan has social class at this time and those who are important may have these around their shrine.
This piece is one of the first metal medium sculptures from Japan. The representation of buddhist beliefs show that the neighboring belief has made its way to the isolated location of Japan by this time.
Shows the representation of specific culture in Japan. It shows the importance of nature with attention to detail in that area, as well as the humanized aspect of it. It also shows many activities of the culture along the "biography." The size also indicates it was a story the public was intended to see.
This piece shows the imperial side of japan coming into play. This is one of the 12 devine generals. This shows the importance of war in the culture and this may have been a piece in someones house, kind of like an icon.
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