Tonozuka and Himezuka

Address Nakadai 1462, Yokoshiba-hikari-machi, Sanbu-gun, Chiba-ken (Shibayama Burial Mounds)

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Introduction

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The 88m length Tonozuka and 58m length Himezuka are the largest keyhole-shaped mounds around Shibayama-machi. Those national historic sites are estimated to be built in the latter period of Tumulus period. It is well known that Japan's first figurative clay images of persons, animals and more in a line have been excavated here in the 1956's excavation and research.<br>