Permanent Exhibition Room
The exhibition hall is divided into three sections:
SECTION1:Chikatsu Asuka and International Influence
Discover how during the Kofun and Asuka Periods of Japanese history, from the 4th to 7th centuries A.D., the people of Japan gleaned knowledge and culture from the Asian continent.
|A.Welcome to Chikatsu Asuka|
|B.Five Kings of Wa and Major Sources of Cultural Influence Artifacts of the Five Kings of Wa|
|How Gold Plating and Horseback Riding Crossed the Ocean
Changes in the Art of Pottery Making
How and When Corridor-style Burial Chambers came into Fashion The Kanayama Tumulus
|C.The Age of Shotoku Taishi|
|The Tumulus of Shotoku Taishi Shotoku Taishi—From the Kofun to Asuka Periods of Japanese History|
|D.The Spread of Buddhism|
|Variations and Changes in Roof Tiles
The Monastery-Style of Shitennoji Temple
|E.The Distribution of a New Writing System|
|An Increase in People Who Could Read and Write Chinese
The World of the Public Official
|F.The End of Tomb and Tumuli|
|Chinese Characters and Wares
The End of the Tumuli
SECTION 2:Origins of an Ancient Realm
Find out how kofun, giant keyhole shaped burial mounds also known as tumuli, were built during the Kofun Period (approximately 300-500 A.D.).
This area of the museum also includes information on how the leaders who supervised the building of those monuments made provisions for the formation of their ancient realm.
|A.The world of the Pit-Style Burial Chamber—The Shikinzan Tumulus|
|The Pit-Style Burial Chamber|
|a.The World of Haniwa|
|A Concentration of Iron products
|b.The Burial Mound Construction Camp|
|C.The World of The Corridor-Style Burial Chamber|
|Tumulus Clusters and Tomb Groups
Corridor-Style Burial Chambers
Yomi-No-Kuni – The Realm of the Dead
|D.The Construction of the Largest Burial Mound|
|Time Scope—See the Process Used to Construct Burial Mounds
The Nintokuryo Tumulus
Tombs of the World
Objects for the Origins of an Ancient Realm
SECTION3:Modern Science and our Cultural Heritage
Learn how archaeologists use the latest scientific methods and technology to restore and preserve burial mounds, their building sites, and other ancient artifacts.
"Modern Science and our Cultural Heritage"
|A.Restoration of a Shura (Wood Sledge)|
From Site to Museum
|B.Modern Science and Archaeology|
|The Water Immersion Excavation Process
The Use of Radar Waves to Search the Soil of an Excavation Site
Using X-Ray Photography on Iron Artifacts
Dendrochronological Dates of Artifacts
Analyzing the Chemical Content of Clay Used to Make Pottery
Objects for the Modern Science and our Cultural Heritage.