Vessel with Straw Hole


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Archaeologists currently think that one would have filled a vessel like this from the top with sake and then put a bamboo straw into the hole in the side to drink it. This is one of a number of vessel types imported to Japan from Continental Asia from about the middle of the fifth century. Excavations in Gifu prefecture, in central Japan, yielded this vessel.

Vessel with Straw Hole, Stoneware with natural ash glaze and incised decoration (Sue ware), Japan

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