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History of jewellery in Japan

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Pieces of jewelry found in a tomb dating to the Kofun period

The history of jewellery in Japan is said to start in 1000 B.C.E, during the Jomon period. Comma-shaped beads, known as magatama, were carved out of jade. This type of jewellery also became popular in Korea. Later, the use of hairpins became popular among the women of the geisha during the Tokugawa era. Men were allowed to wear inrō, miniature cases used to carry medications and tobacco. Another kind of jewelry that can be used for storage was the netsuke.


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