Heiseikan Japanese Archaeology Gallery
March 23, 2021 (Tue) - September 20, 2021 (Mon)
Epitaphs buried in graves contain information such as the names, dates of death, ages, social standings, governmental positions, and accomplishments of the deceased. In Japan, the custom of making epitaphs spread in conjunction with cremation from the second half of the 7th to the first half of the 8th century. It was practiced mainly among the nobility in the Kinai region, where Kyoto and Nara are located today.
|Designation||Name||Amount||Creation Excavation||Period||Acquisition Ownership||Comment|
|Highlight||National Treasure||Epitaph of Fumi no Nemaro||Found at Fumi no Nemaro's Tomb, Nara||Asuka period, 707 (Keiun 4)||J-39201-2|
|Highlight||Important Cultural Property||Epitaphs of Oharida no Yasumaro||Excavated at Oharida Yasumaro's Tomb, Tsugekoka-cho, Nara-shi, Nara||Nara period, dated 729 (Jinki 6)||J-39205|