Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters

Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters is part of the Tentative list of Japan in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

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Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters (T) by Tsunami

In 2014 I visited the centerpiece of this nomination, the Daisen Kofun, which is considered to be the grave of Emperor Nintoku and is the single largest grave in the world by area.

It is so large that the best way to view it is perhaps to take off or land at the Kansai (Osaka) International Airport.

The photo shows the Shinto Torii Gate in the middle, behind which lies the widest of the three moats that surround the all important keyhole-shaped grave.

I believe it'll be surprising if this site gets a go at getting on the WH list, simply because, no matter what the nomination dossier says, nobody is certain that the Daisen Kofun is really the grave for the Emperor. This absurdity comes from the fact that the belief that the grave belongs to an Emperor means it is managed by the Imperial Household Agency, an ultra conservative entity that wouldn't allow anyone to visit such a holy site, let alone to dig it, resulting in the uncertainty. (Remember that the Japanese Imperial Family is considered to be the descendants of Amaterasu, the Sun Goddess, in the Japanese mythology.) I was told by a man who managed this property on site that the Ministry of Culture, which takes care of the World Cultural Heritage in Japan, had been unsuccessfully battling it out with the Imperial Household Agency, which takes care of the past and present living deity!

But this nomination is not just about the Daisen Kofun, but about the whole clusters. Numbers count. 

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Full Name
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters
Japan
Added
2010
Nominated for
2019
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By ID
2010 Added to Tentative List

The site has 45 locations

Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Aoyama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Chuai-tenno-ryo Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Dogameyama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Genemonyama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Gobyoyama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Hachizuka Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Hakayama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Hanzei-tenno-ryo Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Hatazuka Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Hazamiyama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Higashiumazuka Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Higashiyama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Ingyo-tenno-ryo Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Itasuke Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Joganjiyama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Komoyamazuka Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Komuroyama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Kurizuka Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Magodayuyama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Maruhoyama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Minegazuka Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Mukohakayama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Nabezuka Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Nagatsuka Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Nagayama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Nakatsuhimeno-mikoto-ryo Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Nakayamazuka Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Nintoku-tenno-ryo Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Nisanzai Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Nishiumazuka Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Nonaka Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Ojin-tenno-ryo Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Osamezuka Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Otorizuka Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Seinei-tenno-ryo Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Shichikannon Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Suketayama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Tatsusayama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Terayamaminamiyama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Tsudoshiroyama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Tsukamawari Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Yamatotakerunomikoto-hakuchoryo Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Yashimazuka Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Zenemonyama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Zenizuka Kofun (T)
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