The earliest bronze mirrors in Japan are dated to the Yayoi Period (circa 200 B.C. to A.D. 250) and are connected to burial as grave offerings. Mirrors produced in China and northern Korea were discovered in Japanese tombs, but the designs of the Japanese mirrors often introduced themes from nature into their decoration unique to Japan.
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Mirror, 15th century. Cast bronze, 7/16 x 4 1/2 in. (1.1 x 11.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 77.55.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 77.55.3_PS4.jpg)
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