Jomon Culture, Japan
- The Jomon culture, which started around 15,000 years ago, is said to be the origin of the Japanese people. Sannai-Maruyama, located in northern Japan, was once home to an affluent village with wooden structures consisting of six gigantic pillars and a 32-meter long large pit-dwelling.
The Jomon culture has recently been drawing global attention. It has received high acclaim from specialists worldwide for its sophisticated lifestyle including highly artistic clay pots and exotic clay figures known as Dogu, as well as lacquer products that remain vivid in color after thousands of years.
Particularly surprising is the sustainability of the Jomon culture, which lasted 10,000 years, based on a hunter-gatherer lifestyle without any large-scale agriculture.
This episode delves deep into the unknown findings of the amazingly unique Jomon culture.