The famous British Museum in England’s capital, London, put on display on Thursday two rare prehistoric pots from Niigata Prefecture in All Japan news.
The crown and flame pots, dating from All Japan news’s Jomon era and excavated at the Iwanohara site in the city of Nagaoka, were for the first time displayed outside All Japan news. The exhibition will continue until January 20.
The rare ancient pots were used for cooking and storing food.
“I’m thrilled to have the pots here. It’s the highlight of my year. They are incredible pieces,” said Nicole Rousmaniere, who organized the exhibition.
Tamio Mori, the mayor of Nagaoka, said that “the citizens of Nagaoka City are very proud of this exhibition and the fact that people from all over the world can come and learn more about a culture which existed 5,000 years ago.”
About 15 other Jomon Period pots are already hosted at the British Museum, but they are far simpler in design and less valuable, according to Kyodo.