Ancient Japanese Ceremonial Staff

Illustration

James Blake Wiener
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published on 20 December 2017

This ceremonial object in the shape of a staff is made of Jasper. It is Japanese and it dates to the 4th century CE, during the Kofun period. (Tokyo National Museum)



About the Author

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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