|History of Japan|
The Kofun period (古墳時代, Kofun jidai) is a time in the history of Japan from around 250 to about 538. This grouping of years is named after the type of Imperial burial mounds called kofun which were raised in central Japan.
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- 416: The earliest recorded earthquake in Japan destroyed the Imperial Palace in Kyoto.
- 593: Prince Shotoku is regent
- 607: First ambassadors from Japan are sent to China
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Media related to Kofun period at Wikimedia Commons
- Metropolitan Museum of Art, Kofun period
- British Museum, Kofun period Archived 2011-08-01 at the Wayback Machine
- Japan-guide.com, Early Japan