Makimuku Yazuka-kofun Tumulus (a tumulus in the Makimuku-kofun Tumuli Cluster in Sakurai City, Nara (纒向矢塚古墳)

The Makimuku Yazuka-kofun Tumulus is an ancient tomb belonging to the Makimuku-kofun Tumuli Cluster in Sakurai City, Nara Prefecture.

Summary

Location: Aza Yazuka, Higaida-cho, Sakurai City
Buried person: Unknown
Time of Construction: Early first half of the Kofun period (Tumulus period)
Tomb shape: Makimuku type, a large keyhole-shaped mound
Size: Approximately 96 meters in full length, the back circular part approximately 64 meters in diameter and 5 meters in height, the shugo (surrounding moat) approximately 17 to 23 meters in width
Buried Spot: Not yet investigated
Flagstones exposed on the top of the tomb suggest that it could be a pit stone chamber or a box type stone coffin.

Unearthed goods:
Haniwa (clay images)
Earthen vessels (the Makimuku III type period)
Unglazed potteries