“Crouching” female figurine, from Fukushima prefecture. Final JSmon phase (c. 1000—400 b.c.e.). Earthenware; height 8 ‘A in. (21.5 cm). Fukushima Municipal Board of Education.

The Birth of Japan

“Crouching” female figurine, from Fukushima prefecture. Final JSmon phase (c. 1000—400 b.c.e.). Earthenware; height 8 ‘A in. (21.5 cm). Fukushima Municipal Board of Education.