Osaka welcomes UNESCO support for burial mounds as World Heritage Site

National May 14, 2019

Osaka welcomes UNESCO support for burial mounds as World Heritage Site

Osakans on Tuesday welcomed a UNESCO advisory panel's recommendation to add two clusters of ancient burial mounds in the prefecture to the World Cultural Heritage List. "We are happy that the ancient tumulus clusters were deemed appropriate as World Heritage sites," Gov. Hirofumi Yoshimura said. ...

Imperial Household Agency loosens up on access to Osaka burial mound

National Dec 5, 2014

Imperial Household Agency loosens up on access to Osaka burial mound

As part of measured steps toward greater openness, a department of the Imperial Household Agency on Friday guided academics and reporters around a hitherto off-limits megalithic burial mound near Osaka Bay. Dating from the late fifth century, Tannowa Nisanzai Kofun is an earth mound surrounded ...

Blues singer inspired by ancient tomb mounds

Music Jul 28, 2014

Blues singer inspired by ancient tomb mounds

by Sakura Watanabe

Blues singer Marikofun finds inspiration in a unique place — Japan's ancient tomb mounds, known as kofun in Japanese. She has visited more than 1,000 ancient tomb mounds across Japan over the past seven years — a dedication expressed in the line of one of ...