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haniwa

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

Origin of haniwa

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