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Introduction to Jomon Culture and Cuisine

Food Culture and Nature
Tokamachi City, Niigata Prefecture
Starts June 2020 (TBC)
A taste of Jomon-period cuisine

In June 2020, the Tokamachi City Museum will re-open at a new location close to the remains of the Sasayama settlement, an archaeological site that has yielded a number of distinctive “flame pots” from the Jomon period (14,000–350 BCE). A new open-air restaurant at the site will offer a modern take on Jomon-period cusine, while visitors can learn more about Jomon culture and lifestyles through exhibits of traditional clothing, archery tools, and living spaces. This immersive attraction will provide a window into Jomon culture and the unique art inspired by this prehistoric people's integral relationship with the natural environment.