Day trip to Asuka

image imageWe took a day trip to the ancient city of Asuka near Nara the other day. Chihiro and I are doing a joint exhibition there next month and we went to have a chat with the gallery about that. On the way back we came across this place, named ‘Ishibutai’ which is apparently the largest square burial mound in Japan, dating back to the sixth century. Photos are of above and below ground. As you can see the size and placing of the stones is impressive, the largest of the rocks on top is estimated to weigh around 70 tons!


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