A large number of bronze implements from the Yayoi period and great swords owned by a local ruling family during the Kofun period were excavated. Take a look at the bronze implements and swords to understand the origin and history of Shimane and the hope of ancient people in Shimane placed in them.
Village life can be better understood through the rituals which utilized bronze implements based mainly on the discoveries at the Kojindani site and the Kamo-Iwakura site.
In the Kofun period, or tumulus period, groups were organized according to the leader's power, and rules were established. Leaders' belongings became symbolic of the power enjoyed by his group. Taking decorative swords as a representative example, find out how the society in Izumo was organized at the time.
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