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Feature Exhibition: Nishimiyayama Kofun Unearthed: Artifacts from the Tomb of a Harima Chieftain
January 2, 2022 - February 13, 2022

The Nishimiyayama Kofun (tumulus) in Tatsuno, Hyōgo prefecture, is a rare example of a keyhole-shaped tumulus from the latter part of the Kofun period (ca. 3rd. c.–6th c.), which preserves the original contents of its burial goods. This exhibition presents findings from a collaborative research project between the Kyoto National Museum and the Tatsuno History and Culture Museum in 2019 and 2020. It features artifacts and documents that tell a new story of the tomb, as well as the history of Harima and its relation to central political structures during the age of ancient Japanese state formation.

 

Feature Exhibition    Nishimiyayama Kofun Unearthed: Artifacts from the Tomb of a Harima Chieftain

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