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Industrial Design

Yumi Nakamura creates rugged spoons that are teeming with gritty personalities. Working mainly with copper and brass, she hammers out the shapes


Women Shaman's "DOGU" which were discovered in remains of Aomori. Jomon-era. BC.3,500 - BC.2,500. Aomori Japan. Talisman.


AFTER JOMON. Ceramic vessel, 400-300BC, with rope motif. Yayoi period during which wet-rice agriculture and the use of bronze and iron first appeared in Japan after the Jomon. Hand bullt. But the use of the pottery wheel arose during this period,

Yayoi Kusama. Yayoi Kusama (草間 彌生 b.1929) is a Japanese artist and writer.She has worked in a wide variety of media, including painting, collage, sculpture, performance art, and environmental installations, most of which exhibit her thematic interest in psychedelic colors, repetition and pattern.Periods: Contemporary art, Pop art, Minimalism. The polka dot features heavily in her work.


Pottery from Yayoi period in Japan (The Yayoi period is an Iron Age era in the history of Japan traditionally dated 300 BC to AD 300. It is named after the neighbourhood of Tokyo where archaeologists first uncovered artifacts and features from that era)

Yayoi period A typical V-shaped ditch, up to 2.5m wide,1m depth. This ditch was running from one big natural river, so must been used for irrigation around nearby fields. Mizuki site