Rounded bottoms suggest pottery was used to boil water and store food. Handles and limited size for portability. Typical for a Hunter-Gatherer society. Not as basic as the first pots.
Bells crafted from metal show advancement from simple hand made pottery. The style of bell show influence from nearby countries.
The Haniwa is a subsection of the Kofun period and shows a emphasis on military and warriors. These clay dolls were placed around burials, showing a glimpse into the people's idea of an afterlife. The Kofun period centered much around burial grounds.
A symettrical bronze statue found in a temple. The Asuka period is one where Buddhism was introduced, this statue gives off a religious impression mainly due to the garbs on the subject, long flowing sleeves and a ceremonial hat.
By this time Buddhism is fully embraced.
Mirrors were first copied from the Chinese directly, using molds, by the Heian period the carvings on the mirror were more gentle and subtle.
A depiction of one of the 12 Divine Generals, They were incorporated into Buddhism as protective warriors. The 12 Generals are originally hindu. This statue shows a continued influence from India due to trading even after the initial buddhist influence.
Credits: All media
This user gallery has been created by an independent third party and may not always represent the views of the institutions, listed below, who have supplied the content.