Swords excavated from the Kofun Period

Twin fish decorations attached to a sword

Tamamaki-Tachi: With twin fish decorations attached to the sword

From Shimane Prefecture

Yasugi-shi Ueda-cho (in Shimane Prefecture)

Yasugi-shi Ueda-cho (in Shimane Prefecture)

From Shimane Prefecture’s Kamienyatsukiyama Kofun

Ento-tachi, Kamienyatsukiyama Kofun

Ento-tachi

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Kondo sono-tachi

Kondo sono-tachi

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Hoto-tachi

Hoto-tachi

From Watanukikannonyama Kofun

Kinginso kabutsuchino-tachi

Kinginso kabutsuchino-tachi

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Kinginryumon-tachi

Kinginryumon-tachi

Detail of sword hilt gilt etching below

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Below are circular pommel-swords with dragon motif:

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2 thoughts on “Swords excavated from the Kofun Period

  1. Tori Hammond says:

    Were there no Tsurugi/Ken swords available from these kofun period mounds?

  2. Tori Hammond says:

    Any info on this rare blade would be most helpful.

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