Itasuke Kofun

Itasuke Kofun
Itasuke Kofun

This keyhole-shaped kofun has a mound length of 146 m. It originally had several satellite tombs around it. Itasuke Kofun is thought to have been built in the early 5th century. In the mid-1950s the kofun was saved from demolition by a citizen-led campaign to preserve it. A helmet-shaped haniwa (earthenware sculpture) has been unearthed from this kofun, which became a symbol of Sakai City’s efforts to protect cultural properties.