Photo Tour to Shimbaru-Nuyama Mounded Tomb Group


Posted on 17 Nov 2017 21:00 in トラベルASKSiddhi by Yoko Deshmukh

Including a couple of secret sites, there were much scope of imagination.

Replica of one of the excavations, three-head fuddling cup 
seemingly used for offering holy sake to God.
Takemoto-san made it with pottery, his another hobby.

Takemoto-san's collections of excavations.

The photo of stone coffin when excavated.

The site where above stone coffin was discovered.
According to Takemoto-san, this mound also was a tomb.

An example of the road cutting the tomb.
The site is not open to general public, but Takemoto-san took us specially.

The stone seemingly used for closing the hut bore the coffin. 

The tomb has the remain of moat, seemingly belonged to higher-rank person.

People in later times erected tombs; seemingly warriors fought against Mongolian invaders.

The site is called Shimbaru One-Hundred Wodden Memorial Boards.
Some boards have Sanscrit scripts (Juutai Shigoku Bonji [Sanscrit].)

Takemoto-san in front of Site 22.
People in later times considered the tomb holy and built a shrine in it.

Driving down the mounded tomb site.. :)

I found a couple of more interesting pages where we can learn better about
Shimbaru-Nuyama Mounded Tomb Group.

Fukuoka hosts ICOMOS Annual General Assembly and Advisory Committee - Asahi Shimbun

Series -- Japan's World Heritage Site: “Sacred Island” of Okinoshima and Associated Sites in the Munakata Region

【福岡】福津市の新原・奴山古墳群 - Y氏は暇人

Also see on ASKSiddhi -
Munakata, Mounded Tombs, and Holy Clan Connected Japan and Continent

Shimbaru-Nuyama Mounded Tomb Group, The Prologue

Photo Tour to Shimbaru-Nuyama Mounded Tomb Group


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Yoko Deshmukh   (日本語 | English)         
インド・プネ在住歴10年以上の英日・日英フリーランス翻訳者、デシュムク陽子(Yoko Deshmukh)が運営しています。2003年9月30日からインドのプネに住んでいます。

ASKSiddhi is run by Yoko Deshmukh, a native Japanese freelance English - Japanese - English translator who lives in Pune since 30th September 2003.

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