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Rituals for the Gods in Eastern Japan

"Rituals for the Gods in Eastern Japan"

Heiseikan Japanese Archaeology Gallery  December 15, 2020 (Tue) - June 13, 2021 (Sun)

  
Disks with Two Perforations, Found at Inoko Site, Ibaraki, Kofun period, 5th–6th century (Gift of Mr.Kimura Kiichi)

During the Kofun period (ca. 3rd century–ca. 7th century), rituals for the gods were carried out where these gods were believed to reside. These places were set in locations away from major travel routes and the bustle of daily life, such as hills and small islands. Implements for these rituals were made from a variety of materials including clay, stone, and iron. In eastern Japan, steatite objects such as holed discs, swords, and beads were also widely produced for these rituals.

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 5 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
_MD_RECOMMEND Comma-Shaped Bead ("Magatama") Found at Inoko Site, Ibaraki Kofun period, 5th–6th century Gift of Mr. Kimura Kiichi, J-7265
_MD_RECOMMEND Comma-Shaped Beads ("Magatama") Found at Inoko Site, Ibaraki Kofun period, 5th–6th century Gift of Mr. Kimura Kiichi, J-7266-1
_MD_RECOMMEND Stone Objects in the Shape of a Sword Point Found at Inoko Site, Ibaraki Kofun period, 5th–6th century Gift of Mr. Kimura Kiichi, J-7266-2
_MD_RECOMMEND Disks with Two Perforations Found at Inoko Site, Ibaraki Kofun period, 5th–6th century Gift of Mr. Kimura Kiichi, J-7269
_MD_RECOMMEND Hand-Molded Vessels Found at Inoko Site, Ibaraki Kofun period, 5th–6th century Gift of Mr. Kimura Kiichi, J-7264
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