Human/Feline figurine, from Kurokoma site,Yamanashi prefecture. Middle Jomon phase (c. 2500-1500 b.c.e.). Earthenware; height 10 in. (25.2 cm).Tokyo National Museum.

The Birth of Japan

Human/Feline figurine, from Kurokoma site,Yamanashi prefecture. Middle Jomon phase (c. 2500-1500 b.c.e.). Earthenware; height 10 in. (25.2 cm).Tokyo National Museum.