haniwa

haniwa

[hah-nee-wah]
noun, plural haniwa.
any of the terra-cotta models of people, animals, and houses from the Yayoi period of Japanese culture.

Origin:
1965–70; < Japanese, earlier faniwa, equivalent to fani red clay + wa wheel

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