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features have two diagonal slits that depict the eyes and a vertical hole to show the mouth on his rather rounded face. The nose is rounded and there is no clear distinction between the ears and the head, besides the holes on both of the sides of his head. However, the detail of the armor and helmet suggests that the figure is realistic not in terms of proportions but in
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detail since it is clear that this figure is a warrior/soldier. The Haniwa figure’s functions were to prevent earth washouts/erosion and to provide structural support for the mound’s sides, or tumulus, by keeping down the earth. [Hollow? Extreme conclusion?] [104] Haniwa: Horse. Earthenware. Kofun period, Third to Sixth century CE. This is an earthenware Haniwa of a Horse found in the Kofan period. This piece is a Haniwa since cylindrical forms provide structural support for the horse. The horse has no clear physical detail, such as the lackof a cheekbone. Holes illustrate the eyes and nose of the horse. Ribbons of clay illustrate the saddle on the horse. This figure is not organic, in the sense that the body is thinner than the neck, the head resembles a toy horse, and the legs are tubular and rounded. Cylindrical shapes dominate the horses form, as the four legs are thick cylinders to provide structural support and the head is cylindrical. Because of this, the horse’s realistic rendering is not from the figure’s proportions but in the detail, since it is clear that the figure is a horse by the indication of a saddle and stylized features (i.e. mane). The Haniwa figure’s functions were to prevent earth washouts/erosion and to provide structural support for the mound’s sides, or tumulus, by keeping down the earth. [Hollow? Extreme conclusion?] Ise Shrine , or Sanctuary of the Shinto Sun Goddess, founder of the imperial line Shinto: The Way of the Gods Kami: The Gods The Sun Goddess: Legendary ancestor of the current emperor Last rebuilt 1973 [102] Inner Shrine, Ise. Cypress wood, Mie Prefecture. First century CE. This is the Inner Shrine of the Shinto temple at Ise, which is constructed from cypress wood. Influenced by Chinese or Korean architecture, the central entrances of the buildings are located on the long side of the shrine with the steps leading up to the elevated entrance since the shrine as a whole is mounted on wooden posts that provide support for the structure. The structural purpose of this is to provide fresh air to circulate in the shrine through the space between the shrine’s base and the ground. Furthermore, the shrine has a wooden barrier that surrounds the three shrines, a gate (torii) at the end of the bridge (ablution) that extends over a river into the shrine’s outside border, and an empty lot known as the alternative site with a small shrine marker/placeholder to indicate where the next shrine will be constructed. The roof is heavy and thick with golden decorations on the exterior sides of the wooden posts.
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  • Fall '09
  • Friedlander
  • japan, Nara period, NARA, century CE

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