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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Japan / USA / Poland - 15-Jun-17 -

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 lie the triple moats that surround the all important keyhole-shaped grave.

I believe this site has a long way to go before being inscribed 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!

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Full Name
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters
Japan
Added
2010
Nominated for
2019
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The site has 89 locations

Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Ankan-tenno-ryo Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Aoyama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Banshoyama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Bozuyama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Chayama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Chinjuyamazuka Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Chinooka Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Chuai-tenno-ryo Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Daianjiyama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Dogameyama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Donchayama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Futatsuzuka Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Genemonyama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Gobyo-omotezuka Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Gobyoyama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Guwashobo 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: Hayatozuka Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Hazamiyama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Higashisakenomi Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Higashiuenoshibacho 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: Hinokizuka Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Hinotani Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Inarizuka Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Ingyo-tenno-ryo Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Inuizuka 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: Jonoyama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Kabutozuka Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Kagamizuka Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Karatoyama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Kasugayamada-kogo-ryo Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Kitsuneyama 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: Kondamaruyama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Koshiragayama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Kurizuka Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Kyodo 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: Matsukawazuka Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Minegazuka Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Miyanominamizuka Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Monjuzuka Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Mozuyama 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: Ninken-tenno-ryo 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: Nishisakenomi 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: Nonakamiyayama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Nonoue 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: Richu-tenno-ryo Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Sandoyama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Seinei-tenno-ryo Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Sekimenyama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Shichikannon Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Shimaizumi-hiratsuka (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Shorakujiyama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Suketayama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Suzuyama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Tatsusayama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Tenno 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: Warizuka 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: Yuryaku-tenno-ryo Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Zenemonyama Kofun (T)
Mozu-Furuichi Kofungun, Ancient Tumulus Clusters: Zenizuka Kofun (T)
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