Scattered in the Kinki region of Japan. From the middle of the third century to the end of the sixth century, the large-scale ancient tombs appeared, which is an important era in Japanese history. Archaeologists regard this as the dividing line of the era, and call it the "Kofun era" after the huge tombs. Continuing the tombs of the Yayoi period of "round in front and round in the back", the tombs of the Kofun era pushed the scale to the extreme. Take the Mausoleum of Emperor Nintoku in the
" Mozu Kofun Group " registered as a World bulk sms service Cultural Heritage in 2019 as an example. At 486 meters, it is known as the world's three major tombs together with the Qinhuang Mausoleum and the Pyramid of Gufu. When I saw it in person, it was quite shocking. The age of giant tombs The magnificent kofun is a symbol of power, representing the advancement of Japanese civil engineering and the completion of the feudal system. However, the gigantic tombs came to an abrupt end in the Asuka period. "Nihon Shoki" records that Dahua's innovative "Light Burial Order" (646) restricted the construction of tombs for courtiers and commoners, and only the real royal family could build large-scale tombs. "The official start of the Yamato regime at the center of power, Japan's state form was established at this moment. Then the introduction of Buddhist thought, especially the habit of cremation, made the tombs of princes and nobles remarkably shrunk, changing the death landscape of the times.
The mysterious giant of the ancient tombs is fascinating, but someone asked me, what should I do with the death of ordinary people? What is the origin of the cemetery and the cemetery? The funeral system of these deaths must also be closely related to the whole process of Japanese social change. 2020-11-12-021705023 Photo Credit: Li Changjie Photography, provided Super Huge Mausoleum of Emperor Yingshen Burial Differences between the Upper Class and the Common Class During the Heian period, the dead