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Pregnant woman dogu from dogu-attached pottery

Cultural Heritage/Japan Heritage
A pregnant-woman dogu (clay figurine) used to adorn the mouth of a pottery vessel from the early-middle Jomon period, excavated from the Katsurano site. This piece was found alone in the central floor section of a dwelling at this site. There were no other fragments of the vessel to which the dogu was originally attached, and the dwelling from which the dogu was excavated was odd in that the floor was covered with large stones, as though something was buried there.
Fuefuki City Yamanashi
Cultural Heritage/Japan Heritage