The dogu have something to tell us | The Japan Times Online

Dogu are from the earliest-dated tradition of pottery manufacture in the world, dating to the prehistoric Jomon period, which began 16,000 years ago. “Whatever their ritual or workaday function, the dogu are also, irresistibly, art. Their whimsical forms enchant, and their craftsmanship – some dogu are large and hollow, many are perfectly balanced and freestanding – is undoubted.” More information at or at the site of the British Museum: Found at aliasinkhorn’s pages.


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