Kofun Notes - KOFUN 300CE-710 Period of Japanese history Kofun large tombs created for the dead masters of their own areas tombs were keyhole shaped

Kofun Notes - KOFUN 300CE-710 Period of Japanese history...

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KOFUN: 300CE-710 Period of Japanese history Kofun: large tombs created for the dead masters of their own areas, tombs were keyhole shaped. Size of the tomb and the shape of the tomb showered the stratification of the society; tombs came in different sizes and shapes. EXAMPLE: Tomb of an emperor Nintoku: Surrounded by trees, moats of water, covers 458 acres, estimated to have taken 4,000 workers, day and night, 4 years. Tombs are an important part of imperial mythology. yamato state: name of govt that controlled power during this time signalled the stratification of society; gave a small amount of people a lot of power and wealth, and created a structured society where there were levels of power/wealth. haniwa: low fire pottery found on the top of artificial mountains of keyhole tombs; tombs would have tens of thousands

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