PREHISTORIC BOD-MOD IN JAPAN


The Jomon period in Japan is still shrouded in mystery, but it seems that people modified themselves a lot, as the skull here shows. Other evidence is given by figurines from all over Japan, that it seems not only permanent but also ritualistic, temporary mods were done, likely for shamanistic trance rituals to get connected to the gods. Here are some more examples:

Scarification

Stretching

Tatoo

Body paint ritual

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