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Also uzumakimon ‰QŠª•¶, uzugata ‰QŒ`, volute, scroll. A decorative spiral pattern found throughout the world on prehistoric ceramic ware. Variations in China included the spiral-square *inazumamon ˆîÈ•¶, and the *unkimon ‰_‹C•¶ pattern based on "S" and "C" shapes. In Japan, spiral patterns are found on Joumon period earthenware vessels and wall paintings, genshizumon Œ´Žn}•¶, in cave dwellings yokoana ‰¡ŒŠ. In eastern Japan many earthenware pieces from the early Joumon period have been found with spiral decoration and patterns of concentric circles doushin enmon “¯S‰~•¶, applied around the neck of tall pots in narrow (2mm) strips of clay. Production reached a peak in the middle Jomon period, when the upper half of the pots were covered with bold spiral designs in upstanding coils ryuukisenmon —²‹Nü•¶. Good examples can be seen in the Fujimichou Sori •xŽmŒ©’¬‘]—˜ excavations in Nagano prefecture.
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