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Nintoku-tenno-ryo Kofun

Nintoku-tenno-ryo Kofun
Nintoku-tenno-ryo Kofun

Nintoku-tenno-ryo Kofun is also known as Mozu-mimihara Central Mausoleum of Emperor Nintoku, Daisen-ryo Kofun, or Daisen Kofun. The tomb has a mound length of 486 m, which makes it the largest kofun in the country as well as one of the largest burial mounds in the world. On each side of the constricted (narrowest) part of the keyhole mound is a projection referred to as tsukuridashi, and the mound is surrounded by a triple moat. The tomb was built in the mid-5th century. Around Nintoku-tenno-ryo Kofun are more than ten smaller-sized satellite tombs. In 1872, a stone coffin, a set of armor and other burial artifacts were accidentally found and reburied. However, sketches made at the time survive and tell us their details even now. The kofun was also a famed cherry blossom viewing spot in olden days.

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Notable tombs in Mozu Kofungun

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