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haniwa

[hah-nee-wah] /ˈhɑ niˌwɑ/
noun, plural haniwa.
1.
any of the terra-cotta models of people, animals, and houses from the Yayoi period of Japanese culture.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; < Japanese, earlier faniwa, equivalent to fani red clay + wa wheel
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