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This jomon seated man, represented the time of pottery and was one of Japans earliest distinct cultures. This culture consisted of hunter and gatherers developed distinct ceramic technology. This haniwa man was crafted using the same ceramics as used in their pots.
The Yayoi period was most famous for their bells also called Dotaku. They were used as decoration and had images depicting humans and animals on them.
This horse produced in the Kofun period was part of the Haniwa sculptures which were unglazed and made from ceramic. The cultures mostly honored the deceased and would often leave the sculptures to carry on to the afterlife. It often represent the realm the deceased ruled during his lifetime.
The asuka period was famous for the brozed Buddha's that were created representing the religion of tranquility and peace. This bodhisattva has already achieved enlightenment by the look of his face and how peaceful he is.
During this time period, separation from china and japan happened so fast that by the end of the centaury court sponsored contacts had deceased and japans culture became more self directed. This sculpture could have represented the deterioration of connections between china and japan as the man is on fire and does not look happy.  
During the late 12th centaury civil war in japan lead to the end of the imperial court as a major and political force. This warrior who is stepping on what looks like a human represents the shift of power. This period was profound for its realistic sculptures and images as seen here.
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