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Ruling in Style

"Ruling in Style"

Heiseikan Japanese Archaeology Gallery  December 7, 2021 (Tue) - June 12, 2022 (Sun)

  
Belt Fittings with Bells and Lion Faces
Found at Ushibumi Chausuyama Tumulus, Okayama, Kofun period, 5th–6th century

During the Kofun period (ca. 3rd century–ca. 7th century), an influx of culture from continental Asia brought drastic changes to the clothing and ornaments worn by Japanese people. This section sheds light on articles of attire, such as metal shoes and earrings, that significantly changed shape in the mid- to late Kofun period, while also introducing Japanese rulers who were growing more active in the East Asian political sphere.

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 2 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
Highlight Comma-Shaped Bead ("Magatama") Found at Kaibōzuka Tumulus, Osaka Kofun period, 6th century J-5664-1
Highlight Belt Fittings with Bells and Lion Faces Found at Ushibumi Chausuyama Tumulus, Okayama Kofun period, 5th–6th century J-8270