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Planned exhibition “All We Know About Gifu’s Ancient Tombs”

In session

March 30 (Sat), 2024 – May 26 (Sun), 2024

From the mid-3rd to late-7th century, numerous ancient tombs were constructed throughout Japan. In Gifu Prefecture, square front, square back tomb mounds began to be built from the mid- to late 3rd century, followed by more construction of such tombs indicating ties with the Yamato government in the Kinai region. In the later part of the Kofun period, the construction of small-scale circular tombs increased, accompanied by the construction of many clustered tumuli. Additionally, burial methods and the funerary objects interred with the deceased underwent significant changes over the course of 400 years.
This exhibition presents ancient tombs in the Mino region, incorporating recent research and excavation findings.


Event period March 30 (Sat)–May 26 (Sun), 2024
Closed Every Monday and May 7 (Tue) (Open on April 29 & May 6).
Hours of operation 9:00 am–5:00 pm (Entry until 4:30 pm)
Venue Special exhibition room on the 1st floor of Gifu City Museum of History
Admission fee 310 yen (250 yen) for high school and up; 150 yen (90 yen) for elementary/junior high school students

* Discounted prices in parentheses are for groups of 20 or more.

* Free admission for those below (proof required for ① or ②. MIRAIRO ID accepted.)

①Gifu-City residents of age 70 or older

②Holders of physical disability certificate, mental disability certificate, rehabilitation certificate, or medical care recipient certificate for intractable diseases and one attendant

③Junior high school students and younger visitors, and accompanying family members (of high school students and older) on April 21 (Sun) and May 19 (Sun)

④Elementary / Junior high school students in Gifu City

Main Exhibits

  • Sankakubuchi Tennonichigetsu-mei Karakusamontai Nishin-nijukyo

    (Excavated from the Enmanjiyama Tumulus No.1)

    Owned by Gifu Prefectural Museum

  • [Cultural Properties Designated by Gifu City]

    Armor to protect the torso, neck, and shoulders

    (Excavated from the Ryumonji Tumulus No.1)

    Owned by Gifu City Museum of History

  • Lidded stem cup / Lidded pot with stand

    (Excavated from the Funakiyama Tumuli No.105)

    Owned by Gifu City

Related Events

The following events will be held at the venue. Please take this opportunity to join us.

Curator's Exhibition Commentary (Slide Talk)
Date & Time

①April 14 (Sun) from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Doors open at 1:30 PM)

②May 9 (Thu) from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Doors open at 1:30 PM)

Location1st-floor Auditorium, Gifu City Museum of History
Capacity170 participants each day (first-come-first-served basis on the day, no advance registration required)
Participation FeeFree (Admission fee is required)
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