Next to the cemetery I posted yesterday is Mitsujo Tumulus. In ancient times, a grave was constructed by piling earth up into a high mound called a "Kofun" (ancient mound) or Takazuka (high tumulus). In Higashi Hiroshima, this mound is called Mitsujo Kofun. This historic site has three tumuli. I am starting this post in order from tumulus No.1, No.2 and No.3.
In this picture is Mitsujo No.1 Tumulus, a keyhole-shaped mound about 92 meters wide. It is the largest tumulus in Hiroshima Prefecture.
The tumulus was designated as historic site on June 3, 1982, because it is very sacred to this area's cultural heritage.
This is going to be my theme this week.
Yuri San: Kore wa nan desuka? (What is this?)
Hiro San: Bochi desu, ookii bochi desu (It's a big cemetery)
*All the explanation of this photos is taken from this historic site.