Faces and scenes at court during the Kofun Period

Hakoda no. 1 tumulus, Tawaramotocho,  Nara prefecture

Haniwa terracotta of a crowned prince, Hakoda no. 1 tumulus, Tawaramotocho, Nara prefecture

Fig. 1

Ikeda iseki grave site, Yamatotakada city, Nara

Ikeda iseki grave site, Yamatotakada city, Nara

Fig. 2

Tomb No 4 , Ikeda iseki, Nara

Tomb No 4, Ikeda iseki, Nara

Fig. 3

Male servant (slave?) haniwa terracotta, Minami-hatori-shoufukuji no. 1 Kofun, Narita city, Chiba pref.

Male servant (slave?) haniwa terracotta, Minami-hatori-shoufukuji no. 1 Kofun, Narita city, Chiba pref.

Fig. 4

Palace maiden, Shoshonishi kofun, Fukuoka pref.

Palace maiden, Shoshonishi kofun, Fukuoka pref.

Fig. 5

Female servant or slave offering libation, Minami Hatori Shoufukuji no. 1 kofun tomb, Narita city, Chiba

Female servant or slave offering libation, Minami Hatori Shoufukuji no. 1 kofun tomb, Narita city, Chiba

Fig. 6

Haniwa terracotta of A female attendant of the court

Haniwa terracotta of a female attendant of the court, probably a royal family member, due to the gemstone-necklace around the neck

Fig. 7

Haniwa terracotta showing male courtier at falconry

Haniwa terracotta figurine depicting male courtier, possibly a prince, at falconry

Fig. 8

Haniwa terracotta figurine of wrestler (come to entertain the court)

Haniwa terracotta figurine of wrestler (come to entertain the court)

Fig. 9

Haniwa figurine of a warrior in a pose with hand on his sword

Haniwa figurine of a warrior in a pose with hand on his sword

Fig. 10

Haniwa of Saiho or Miko virgin maiden before the court

Haniwa of Saiho or Miko virgin maiden before the court

Fig. 11

Haniwa terracotta figurines of a pair of miko maidens paying their respects before the court

Haniwa terracotta figurines of a pair of miko maidens paying their respects before the court

Fig. 12

Reconstruction of miko maidens in ceremonial procession

Reconstruction of miko maidens in ceremonial procession

Fig. 13

Warrior haniwa terracotta figurines in procession, a display of power

Warrior haniwa terracotta figurines in procession, a display of power

Fig. 14

Reconstruction of what the royals, may have looked like from tumuli terracotta

Reconstruction of what the royals, may have looked like from tumuli terracotta

Fig. 15

Reconstruction of what the king may have looked like from tumuli haniwa figurines

Reconstruction of what the king may have looked like from tumuli haniwa figurines

Fig. 16

Rare haniwa figurine of female weaver of the court at work (restored replica)

Rare haniwa figurine of female weaver of the court at work (restored replica)

Fig. 17

Recreated scene of festive ceremonial life from Kofun tumuli haniwa

Recreated scene of festive ceremonial life from Kofun tumuli haniwa

Fig. 18

Haniwa figurine, Imashiro Kofun tumulus

Haniwa figurine, Imashiro Kofun tumulus

Fig. 19

Haniwa figurine of a koto player. The koto-like instrument has five strings. (Tokyo National Museum)

Haniwa figurine of a koto player. The koto-like instrument has five strings. (Tokyo National Museum)

Fig. 20

Haniwa Musicians

Fig. 21

Dancing dervish-like statues, Kofun period 6th century (Tokyo National Museum)

Dancing, indeterminate facial features perhaps conveying the twirling dervishes (see below) Kofun period 6th century (Tokyo National Museum)

Dancing dervishes of the Sufi

Dancing dervishes of the Sufi

Fig. 22

Haniwa figurine of a male with a dagger, Kameyama Kofun, Moka city, Tochigi

Haniwa figurine of a male with a dagger, Kameyama Kofun, Moka city, Tochigi

Fig. 23

Haniwa of kneeling male, Kofun Period 248-646 Photo: OSU Huntington Archive

Haniwa of kneeling male, Kofun Period 248-646 Photo: OSU Huntington Archive

Fig. 24

Haniwa figurines of men in unusual headgear Taijizuka tumulus, Gunma

Haniwa figurines of men with painted or tattooed faces wearing unusual headgear Taijizuka tumulus, Gunma Photo of 2008 exhibition: Gondo.com

Fig. 25

Haniwa figurine faces featured on a museum poster

Haniwa figurine faces featured on a museum poster

Fig. 26

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