Jōmon Dogū from Shakadō, Yamanashi Prefecture. Circa 3,500bce
 
The Sainsbury Institute announces a lecture by Taniguchi Yasuhiro, Professor of Archaeology, Department of Archaeology at Kokugakuin University, Tokyo entitled How Jōmon People Perceived the Cosmos.
 
The Jōmon people of prehistoric Japan had fertile imaginations and skillfully expressed their distinctive thinking through rich material culture including pottery and architecture. This lecture introduces the fascinating archaeological remains which illustrates how the cosmos was perceived in Jōmon people’s world view.
 
The lecture will take place at The Sainsbury Institute in Norwich on 17 January 2013. Details here.