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Uncover and explore the cultural and historical origins of Japan with each roll of ANDICE.

There are very few places on Earth quite like Japan. It’s rich and cultured history dates back more than 10,000 years. It has witnessed the rise and fall of many decorated Emperors, it has been ruled by the notorious Samurai Warriors, and still, today, is a sacred part of our planet that holds a specific sense of mystery and majestic appeal like no other nation.

In our first series of THE HISTORY OF JAPAN DICE, this will depict three of the earlier historical periods of Japan: known as the Jomon, Nara, and Sengoku.

This is the earliest period in the history of Japan. The Jomon Period is known to have taken place from around 14,500-1000 BCE. This era was notorious for its jewellery and tools that were constructed from bone, stone, antlers, and shell. The word Jomon translates into ‘cord marked’ and is synonymous with the style of pottery that was made during this period. The Jomon Dice takes its inspiration from the style and pattern of this ancient pottery.

A significant amount of culture has been imported from China throughout this period, including language, religion, food, and building architecture. The NARA dice was inspired by the Tang dynasty building architecture, which we can still see today in the historic town of Kyoto and Nara.

The Sengoku period marked an age of provincial/civil wars. It was this point in history where Shogun and Samurai were battling to extend their respective territories; trying to gain power in their region and take control of Japan. The Sengoku dice was inspired by the different logos of the famous samurai families.

1x JOMON dice
1x NARA dice
1x SENGOKU dice
The products presented in the photos are not the final product. They may have a slight colour variation due to manufacturing process, but we assure all backers of a meticulous quality control process to ensure the colours are close to, or even better than they are portrayed in the images.