Fujinoki kofun

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  • Japanese: 藤ノ木古墳 (Fujinoki kofun)

Fujinoki kofun is a 6th centurry kofun burial mound in Ikaruga, Nara prefecture. A number of items excavated from the site, including gilt bronze horse fittings, are among the best-preserved examples of their respective types from this period; rather than being oxidized green and deformed by age, many still display intricate gilded designs and a bright shine. Designated National Treasures, these objects are now held at the Archaeological Institute of Kashihara.


  • Gallery labels, "Izumo and Yamato," special exhibition, Tokyo National Museum, Feb 2020.
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