News: Online Jomon Matsuri

Online Jomon Matsuri: Winter Solstice 2022

Professor Simon Kaner will be spending the Winter Solstice (morning of 22 December) at Stonehenge, checking in on our exhibition at the Stonehenge Visitor Centre. We will be posting live from the stone circle. We are currently finalising plans for associated activities in the New Year. Watch this space!

To mark the Solstice, we invite you to take a look at this short film created by our research partner Dr Corey Noxon of the Department of Archaeology at Ritsumeikan University using drone footage taken during study visits to Akita and Hokkaido in the spring and summer of 2022.

Our colleagues at the German Archaeological Institute created an excellent introduction to the Jomon of Hokkaido as part of their research collaboration with the city of Hakodate. It features many of the Hokkaido Jomon sites included in the UNESCO World Heritage inscription of Jomon Sites of Northern Japan:

We welcomed our friends from Nagawa-machi in Nagano prefecture back to Norfolk in November, preparing for a study visit by the Young Obsidian Ambassadors in 2023. Following on from our online interview with Mayor Hata and archaeologist Otake Sachie last year to mark the opening of the new onsite Obsidian Museum, we are delighted to provide this link to the new book about Hoshikuso, produced with the support of the Toshiba International Foundation.

During our summer visit to Japan JomonDogu also enjoyed the new film ‘Digging Women’ directed by Matsumoto, Takako 松本貴子. We look forward to screenings of the English-language version in the UK in 2023.

Lastly, a reminder to download our Jomon-themed Christmas decorations, available here

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