Early Japan (Gallery 25)
The Early Japan gallery features archaeological findings from the prehistoric period. The works displayed here span the era between 4000 BCE and 600 CE. Unglazed earthenware objects, clay figures of animals and humans, and bronzes give a picture of the evolution that took place in daily life and ritual during this period. A variety of objects shows the flow of ideas, technology, and styles from the Korean peninsula to Japan during the Jomon, Yayoi, and Kofun periods.