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Art of Jomon
Jomon Period
The Jomon Period in Japan refers to the same time period as the Neolithic Age, lasting several thousand years from its beginning 7,000 to 8,000 years before Christ.Peaple living in this area during that time were mainly hunter/gatherers who lived in excavated in the soil.
Togariishi Remains
There are the remains from Jomon Period of about 5,000 years ago. Earthenware, stone tools and houses of those anceient people were discovered. Artifacts from an excavation are exhibited in Togariishi Jomon Kokokan (Togariishi Jomon Archaeological Museum), and the houses where the ancients once lived are also reproduced and displayed outdoors.
National Treasure-Jomon no Venus (Venus of Jomon) Venus of Jomon
Archacologists and historians belive this clay figure, the Venus of Jomon, was made approximately 4,500 years ago. The clay figure, that of a pregnant woman, is caeved with many marvelous patterns highlighting the details of the fugure. The venus of Jomon is displayed at Togariishi Jomon Kokokan (Togariishi Archaeological Museum).
Masked Goddess Kamen no Megami (Masked Goddess)
The clay figure of Masked Goddess was made approximately 4,000 years ago. The kace that once wore an inverse triangular mask and the whirls and circles carved on the body still shine even today.