Ancient Japanese inkstone

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published on 20 December 2017

This inkstone was excavated at Miyahara No. 1 Tumulus in Miyahara, Shizuoka prefecture, Japan. It dates from the 7th century CE, during the Kofun period. (Tokyo National Museum)



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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and its Communications Director.

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