Object name:
Hanishina Kofun group


Added by:
Juanita Motes

Add date:
2020-12-08 11:06

Object description

Hanishina Kofun Group is an archaeological site containing three key-hole shaped tumulii from the Kofun period located in what is now part of the cities of Chikuma and Nagano, Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. The site was designated a National Historic Site of Japan in 1971. The site includes the Mori-Shōgunzuka Kofun , Ariakeyama-Shōgunzuka Kofun , Kurashina-Shōgunzuka Kofun , and Doguchi-Shōgunzuka Kofun . In addition to the four large tombs which have National Historic Site protection, the surrounding area has many smaller kofun dating from the late fourth to early sixth centuries indicating that this was a center for the pre-Yamato Shinano kingdom At the base of the hill containing the Mori Shogunzuka Kofun is the Shinano no Sato Historic Park an archaeological park containing faux reconstructions of pit dwellings and raised floor dwellings.

Hanishina Kofun group

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