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Kofun period of Japan Quiz

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Last updated: June 29, 2017
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The Kofun period lasted from the year 300 to ___.
552
"Kofun" means what?
Tomb
The large burial mounds of this time period are shaped like what?
Keyhole
The walls and roof of the tombs were made of what?
Stone
What is the name for the terra cotta figurines, possibly used to recreate a familiar world for the dead, often shaped to look like people, horses, boats, etc.?
Haniwa
The early versions of the above were only shaped like what?
Cylinders
A myth of the origin of these figurines is that an early emperor was moved by the agony of attendants of dead royalty who had to undergo what?
Live burial
Something noteable about these figurines is that they don't appear to have any _________ purpose.
Religious
What else, used as status symbols, were often placed in tombs?
Weapons
The largest tomb, 1500 feet in length and situated outside of Osaka, belongs to which emperor?
Nintoku
Which type of animal might have appeared in Japan during this time?
Horse
Silla, Koguryo, and what other state (backed by Japan) was struggling for power in Korea?
Paekche
What is the name of the military outpost that the Japanese may have established on the southern tip of Korea?
Mimana
Which shrine, dedicated to the sun goddess Amaterasu, was built during this period?
Ise
Which emperor ordered the above to be built?
Temmu
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