haniwa

  1. Haniwa

    Haniwa

    Haniwa statues from the Kofun Period (250-538CE) on display at the Rekihaku
  2. Kofun Period

    History Kofun Period

    The Kofun Period (古墳時代 Kofun jidai) refers to the protohistoric period of Japan, usually dated from 250 to ca 538 CE, characterised by the construction of large tumuli or tomb mounds (古墳 kofun). It is generally divided into two phases: early (4th century), and late 5th and 6th centuries). The...
  3. Haniwa

    Haniwa

    Haniwa terracotta figures displayed at the Tokyo National Museum; Kofun Period, sixth century.
  4. Haniwa

    Haniwa

    Haniwa terracotta figures displayed at the Tokyo National Museum; Kofun Period, 5th/6th century.
  5. Haniwa

    Haniwa

    Haniwa terracotta figures displayed at the Tokyo National Museum; Kofun Period, 5th/6th century.
  6. Haniwa

    Haniwa

    Haniwa terracotta figures displayed at the Tokyo National Museum; Kofun Period, 5th/6th century.
  7. Haniwa

    Haniwa

    Haniwa terracotta figures displayed at the Tokyo National Museum; Kofun Period, sixth century.
  8. Haniwa

    Haniwa

    Haniwa terracotta figures displayed at the Tokyo National Museum; Kofun Period, sixth century.
  9. Haniwa

    Haniwa

    Haniwa terracotta figures displayed at the Tokyo National Museum; Kofun Period, sixth century.
  10. Haniwa

    Haniwa

    Haniwa terracotta figures displayed at the Tokyo National Museum: warrior in keiko armour from Iizuka-cho, Ota-shi, Gunma Prefecture; Kofun Period, sixth century.
  11. Haniwa

    Haniwa

    Haniwa (埴輪) terracotta figures displayed at the Tokyo National Museum: Dancing People from Nohara Tumulus, Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture; Kofun Period, sixth century.
  12. Haniwa

    History Haniwa

    Haniwa (埴輪) is a collective term for the unglazed earthenware cylinders and hollow sculptures that decorated the surface of the great mounded tombs (kofun) built for the Japanese elite during the fourth to seventh centuries. Haniwa (埴輪) statues were as tall as 1.5 metres and were made in a...
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