Izuka-kofun Tumulus (an escallop-shaped keyhole-shaped mound in the latter half of the early Kofun p (イヅカ古墳)

The Izuka-kofun Tumulus is an escallop-shaped, large keyhole-shaped mound called Makimuku type tumulus in the latter half of the early Kofun period, but now its existence cannot be confirmed because the site was completely flattened after the Middle Ages.

Details of discovery

The tumulus was discovered in the 119th research of the Makimuku-iseki Remains accompanied by the construction of a bypass of National Route 169.


Location: Aza Izukayama, Oaza Hashinaka, Sakurai City, Nara Prefecture
Buried person: Unknown
Time of construction: The latter half of the early Kofun period
Tomb shape: A Makimuku type keyhole-shaped mound (as the result of computer analyses of the buried tumulus, underground research and electromagnetic wave measurement)
Size: Approximately 80 meters in full length, the back circular part approximately 50 meters in diameter, the shugo (surrounding moat) approximately 10 meters in width (however, the full length could be more than 100 meters)
Burial spot: Unknown because of the flattened site

Unearthed goods: Relics in the early Kofun period (stage II) from the remains of the shugo.

Cylindrical haniwa (clay images)
Morning-glory type haniwa
Figurative haniwa (house shapes, lids and, so on)
Wooden products (plows, construction materials, and so on)
Unglazed vessels

[Original Japanese]