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Maritime Peoples of the Kofun Period

"Maritime Peoples of the Kofun Period"

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

  
Shell Bracelet
Found at Torigasaki Cave A, Kanagawa, Kofun period, 6th century

The Kofun period (ca. 3rd–7th century) saw thriving exchanges between maritime peoples who lived by trading and fishing. This history is reflected in the voluminous burial goods excavated from graves hidden behind rocks in coastal areas. This section of the gallery features examples of the particularly bounteous goods found in caves in the southern Kantō region.

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 3 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
Highlight Shell Bracelet Found at Torigasaki Cave A, Kanagawa Kofun period, 6th century J-20375
Highlight Fishhooks with Separate Parts Found at Torigasaki Cave H, Kanagawa Kofun period, 6th century J-20428
Highlight Fishhooks with Separate Parts Found at Torigasaki Cave H, Kanagawa Kofun period, 6th century J-20430