Saturday, November 3, 2012

ABOUT FIVE THOUSAND YEARS AGO

Threre wa a village 5000 years ago in Aomori. The village existed intermittently for 1000 years.
The village is called Sannai Maruyama remains.

約5000年前に青森に三内丸山遺跡と呼ばれる村が有りました。その村は断続的に1000年の間存在しました。


Sannai Maruyama remains.(Restoration)
There were 6 chestnut trees. All of the trees had a diameter of 1 meter. they had stood at intervals of 4.2 meters.There was a big meeting place by the six trees.
 
三内丸山遺跡には直径1メートルの栗の木が4.2メートル間隔で6本立っていました。
その6本の柱の近くに大きな集会所が有りました。
 
 
                                       The original six tree remains exit inside the shelter.
 
6本柱のオリジナル遺跡はシェルターの中に有ります。
 
 
This is one of the original chestnut tree remains.
 
これがオリジナルの6本の栗の木の内の1本です。
 
 
The remains of houses.(Restoration)
Archeologists thought houses were built like above photo.
 
考古学者は上の様な家が有ったと思っています。
 
 
A beautiful Earthware had been found.
 
美しい土器も発見されました。
 
 
This one is also beautiful.
 
この土器もとても綺麗です。
 
 
The very rare board shaped clay figure had found too.
This figure clay is the biggest in this remains, the height is 30 cm.
 
この遺跡で見つかった高さ30cmの板状土偶です。
 
 
A few decades ago,archeologists had thought these earthwares and clay figures were
worthless as fine arts.
 
But Taro Okamoto insisted repeatedly that they were very valuable as fine arts.
 
Many people came to notice that the earthwares and clay figures were very valuable
as fine art.
 
So nowadays, Earthwares and Clay figures became Representative fine arts in Japan.
 
After that Taro Okamoto made a symbol tower of EXPO '70, which is known as a tower of the Sun.
 
Many people would feel the big influence of the clay figures of prehistoric age in his tower.
 
 
Looking this six chestnut tree building,it is very fantastic to imagine what kind of life they spent
in prehistoric period.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


28 comments:

  1. Prehistoric periods are fascinating! When I look at your photos, my imagination runs away and I start making up stories about these ancient people. ^^

    The Jōmon period pottery is so beautiful!

    PS: Is it already very cold in Aomori?

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    1. I love these prehistoric stuff too. :)

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    2. Dear Rurousha. Thank you. Many Japanese people do not know how fascinating the period is.
      It was not cold in Aomori when we were there.

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    3. Dear lina. Thank you very much for your comment.

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  2. Those are the first clay artifacts I have seen from Japan! The bowl, especially, is beautiful!! Somehow, I think the idea of having the meeting place beside the 6 chestnut trees is incredible. So hard to think of stone age people having that much of a sense of beauty...

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    1. Dear Judy. Thank you very much for your comment. Many people had thought that prehistoric people had no culture. But recently they changed their thinking.
      I admire their sense of beauty too.

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  3. 一度も行ったことがありませんが、三内丸山遺跡で記憶に残るのがポスターでよく見かけた「板状土偶」です。下から2枚目の写真にもありますが、これは複数個展示されているのですか。顔はどれも似てますか。
    4,000年以上の昔は人間の顔をこのようにイメージしてたのかと思うと興味深いですね。

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    1.  Dear Gina. Thank you very much for your comment.

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  5. 世空旅心様 こんにちは。時間があまり無くて良く見てこなかったのですが、展示されていたのはこの土偶だけでした。
     どこ遺跡にも言える事なのですが、土偶は壊されて出て来ます。ここも首から上とその他は別の所から見つかりました。
     土偶を壊す事でで災いの身代わりになって貰うのかも知れないと言われています。
     この土偶も芸術的価値が高いと思います。

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  6. We may never know what it was like back then, but it's fun to imagine. Thanks for sharing this bit of history.

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    1. Dear bettyl. Thank you very much for your comment.

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  7. Very interesting, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Dear Gunilla. Thank you very much for your comment.

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  8. How amazing to be able to see these structures and objects today. Fascinating post Minoru. Thank you!

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    1. Dear Nancy. Thank you very much for your comment.

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  9. My goodness, this is so interesting, Minoru.
    I cannot even begin to comprehend 5000 years ago!
    I hope you've had a fantastic weekend.

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    1. Dear Lisa. THank you. I feel happy you are interesting about my post.
      I wish you have a wonderful start of this week.

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  10. What an amazing place and so old! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #55!

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    1. Dear Madge. Thank you very much for your comment.

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  11. この遺跡初めて知りました。九州の吉野ケ里遺跡より、ずっと古いわけですね。古代史は謎ですが、まだ資料があります。 縄文時代は遺跡から想像、推理していくところに興味があります。そういえば、縄文女性の歯に虫歯が多かったと言う新聞記事を思い出しました。栗のクッキーをよく食べていたんでしょうか。土器も土偶も素敵! Simplicity is best.

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  12.  stardust 様 こんばんは。縄文時代の遺跡は分からない事を色々想像していく所に楽しさがあります。
     横浜市に大塚歳勝土遺跡という弥生時代の遺跡があります。そこの博物館に「太陽の塔」にとても良く似た土偶が有りました。
     虫歯の事は良く分かりませんが、縄文時代に既に発達した文化が有ったということは、大変素晴らしい事だと思っています。

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  13. Wow! Fantastic post on history ~ Excellent photography ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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    1. Dear ArtMusedog and Carol. Thank you very much for your comment.

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    1. Dear Pat. Thank you very much for your comment.

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  15. Good to see the restoration work going on. It seems like a wonderful place to visit. The earthenwares are lovely but the clay board looks quite scary!!
    Have a nice day Minoru :)

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    1. Dear Arti. Thank you very much for your comment.
      I feel happy you like the earthenwares.
      Wishing you a wonderful Thursday.

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