Exhibition showcases ancient Japanese archaeological discoveries
An archaeological exhibition, touring Japan and now making a stop in Tokyo, is offering a breathtaking glimpse into the lifestyles and thoughts of people who inhabited the Japanese archipelago from prehistoric through medieval times.
BY KAZUAKI OWAKI STAFF WRITER
|These "haniwa" clay figurines and sculptures, on exhibit at the Edo-Tokyo Museum, were excavated by the Imperial Household Agency. The figurine shaped like a human head, foreground, is from the Daisen burial mound in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture. (Kazuaki Owaki)|
|These four stone clubs were unearthed exactly as photographed here. They are on exhibit at the Edo-Tokyo Museum and are from the Midorikawa Higashi archaeological site in Kunitachi, western Tokyo. (Kazuaki Owaki)|
"haniwa" clay sculpture, representing a house surrounded by walls, was
unearthed from the Gobyoyama burial mound in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture.
(Provided by the Imperial Household Agency)|