September 29, 2013

Camera artist casts new light on Jomon millennia

A pot from the Jomon Nanjai sitein Gunma Prefecture. / TADAHIRO  OGAWA

The Jomon Period of Japanese history is so shrouded in the mists of time that any bid to fathom its secrets stretches even the usual astonishing bounds of prehistoric archeology.

Yet as amateurs and experts alike have continued unearthing and studying 2,000- to 10,000-year-old examples of Jomon pottery and stone tools for more than a century, the pieces of the puzzle are gradually coming together.