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Logo for the Jomon Prehistoric Sites

This logo symbolizes the concerted efforts being made by the four prefectures of Hokkaido, Aomori, Iwate and Akita to raise public awareness of the Jomon Prehistoric Sites in Northern Japan and to promote their preservation and utilization.

Description of the logo

  • The logo represents Jomon pottery and the shapes of Hokkaido and northern Tohoku, which are connected with a spiral pattern that symbolizes the dynamism of the Jomon period.
  • The figure uses the red lacquer color that’s found in lacquerware and pottery from the Jomon period, with the darker gradations representing areas with the component parts of the property.
  • The Japanese characters 縄 and文 (which together are read as “Jomon”) are arranged on each side of the design, with the words “JOMON JAPAN” below. The word “JAPAN” also means “lacquer.”

Note: The logo for the Jomon Prehistoric Sites is a registered trademark of the Headquarters for the World Heritage Registration Promotion for Jomon Prehistoric Sites, and any use of this logo requires prior authorization.

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