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Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Shussan in Japanese means birth and doki means pottery. It is believed that this pottery describes laboring (birth) artistically.. Because of the fine decoration and design, Shussan Doki is believed to have been made for a ritual of childbirth which was surely a much harder labor than that of today. The event of childbirth was no doubt more mysterious and religious to the ancient people.

Jomon Pottery of Sutama