Flame ware” (kaen-doki) vessel, from Niigata prefecture. Middle Jomon phase (c. 2500-1500 b.c.e.), c. 2500-2400 b.c.e. Earthenware; height 12 % in. (30.8 cm). Kokubunji, Kokununji City,Tokyo.

The Birth of Japan

Flame ware” (kaen-doki) vessel, from Niigata prefecture. Middle Jomon phase (c. 2500-1500 b.c.e.), c. 2500-2400 b.c.e. Earthenware; height 12 % in. (30.8 cm). Kokubunji, Kokununji City,Tokyo.