Smiling terra cotta haniwa figurine unearthed in Japan
Published on March 1st, 2011 | by Admin0
A terra cotta haniwa figurine has been unearthed from a fourth-century tomb in Sakurai, Japan. It is the oldest such figurine yet found.
The figurine, which is holding a shield and appears to be smiling, was apparently meant to guard the Chihara Ohaka tomb, the Sakurai board of education said Thursday.
Story: Japan Times | Photo: Kyodo Photo