Ewer with bridge handle and “erased cord” designs, from Ibaraki prefecture. Late Jomon phase (c. 1500-1000 b.c.e.). Earthenware; height 8 / in. (22.3 cm).Tatsuuma Archaeological Museum, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo prefecture.

The Birth of Japan

Ewer with bridge handle and “erased cord” designs, from Ibaraki prefecture. Late Jomon phase (c. 1500-1000 b.c.e.). Earthenware; height 8 / in. (22.3 cm).Tatsuuma Archaeological Museum, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo prefecture.