Hodatsu Shimizu-cho Archeological Artifacts

*Town designated cultural property

[Magatama (comma-shaped bead, jadeite)]
In March 1959, while working the paddy field of Tsuboyama, this was excavated about 1 meter below the top soil along with pottery pieces from the mid-Jomon period.
It is also called jade magatama (medium size).

[Ninzaki style Pottery]
Deep bowl shaped Jomon pottery from the mid-Jomon period, excavated near the Kitakawashiri Suwayama ruins.

[Excavated Items from Otsuka Kofun Ancient Tomb]
Otsuka Kofun Ancient Tomb is located slightly away from the Fuyuno Kofun ancient tomb, and so it is considered independent from it. The round burial mound is a circular truncated cone, measuring 38 meters east to west, with a 15-meter diameter at the top.
Petroglyphs are on all slopes, and the excavated items include a cylindrical haniwa, and pieces of haji ware thought to be a cup.
It is thought to be from the mid-5th century, but the internal structure is unknown.
Most of the designated items are cylindrical haniwa.

Some say the Otsuka Kofun ancient tomb may also be a keyhole-shaped tumulus (front part missing).

Excavated items are owned, managed and kept by the town, so please contact the town’s Board of Education with regard to public display.

Contact information Cultural Properties Section Lifelong Learning Division