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See “JOMON: 10,000 Years of Prehistoric Art in Japan” at the Tokyo National Museum in Ueno

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2018.07.12 (Thu)

Summer is the perfect time of the year to spend some time in one of Tokyo’s museums away from the summer heat and the occasional thunderstorm.

The special exhibition “JOMON: 10,000 Years of Prehistoric Art in Japan” is open now, inviting you to take a look at the beautiful tools and artifacts people created thousands of years ago.

Tokyo National Museum

“JOMON: 10,000 Years of Prehistoric Art in Japan”

July 3 to September 2, 2018

For opening hours and access please see http://www.tnm.jp

Japanese site of the exhibition http://jomon-kodo.jp

Learn about Japan’s history and culture at the Tokyo National Museum in Ueno Park.

The Jomon period began about 13,000 years and lasted for about 10,000 years. People during the Jomon period lived in small communities. They went hunting, fishing, and gathering and amazingly some of their everyday tools and objects have survived. The exhibits includes bowls, jars, baskets and things that that were used for everyday life.

People living on the Japanese islands at this time began to produce a distinctive type of pottery. They decorated pieces with cord marks, Jomon in Japanese, and this is what gave the Jomon period its name. You can see different kinds of vessels, but also figurines and decorative objects. Many pieces in the exhibition are not just functional objects, but show great creativity and a special sense of beauty.

Don’t miss this opportunity to discover Jomon Beauty and gain insight into the genius of craftsmen living long before our time.

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