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Professor WAKASA Toru commented on The New York Times, “The Guardians of Japan’s Keyhole Tombs”
February 1, 2024
According to Professor Toru Wakasa, a kofun researcher at Meiji University, the Mozu-Furuichi Kofun were built in the fifth century, at the time of Japan’s prolific exchanges with the Southern Chinese Dynasties and the Korean peninsula. “A key characteristic was that they were built in overwhelming scale,” he says.