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Edo period
The Edo period saw an intensified circulation of visual vocabulary and aesthetic principles between mediums (paintings, ceramics, lacquerware, and textiles often shared the similar motifs) and crossing different registers of culture from design to popular culture to nostalgia for a romanticized pre-modern past.

Edo period, an introduction










Jar, Yayoi period, ca. 100-300, earthenware with incised decoration, H. 10 in. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Around 300 B.C.E., people from the Asian continent who were cultivating crops began to migrate to the Japanese islands where they began to make objects like copper and bronze bells.

Yayoi period, an introduction