Japanese Haniwa Warrior

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published on 20 December 2017

This haniwa warrior in tanko armor is a terracotta tomb figurine. It comes from Kamichujo in Saitama prefecture, Japan. It dates from the 5th-6th century CE, during the Kofun period. Important cultural property. (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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