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Flaming Pots and the Precocious Foragers of Ancient Japan

Five thousand years ago, along the present-day Shinano River in northern Japan, sedentary communities of Jomon foragers produced exquisite flame-style pots. Learn about the world of these particularly creative fisher-hunter-gatherers who lived millennia before farming appeared in the Japanese archipelago, and explore some of the oldest pottery yet discovered.

Assistive listening devices are available from the ushers.   Assistive listening devices are available from the ushers.

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A Nenbutsu Gathering at Ichiya, Kyoto, from the Illustrated Biography of the Monk Ippen and His Disciple Ta'a (Yugyô Shônin engi-e) (detail), late 14th century | 1975.268.35

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The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium and the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education are equipped with infrared sound enhancement systems (with headsets and neck loops). To obtain a headset or neck loop please ask an usher. Headsets and neck loops are available free of charge with identification. Real-time captioning is also available upon request.