Immigrant culture and ancient Asuka

301Who were the immigrants?

PeopleThis is about people of East Asia who traveledcrossed the seas to Japan.

They are believedinferred to have inhabitedlived in the area around Kitora Tumulus.

During the Asuka period, many people are held to have migrated from East Asia, and the Omiashi shrine, to the north-northwest of this facility and standing at the northern edge of the environs of Kitora Tumulus, is considered to be the location of Hinokumadera, built as a family temple of the Yamato no Ayauji, a distinguished immigrant family.

The area around Hinokumadera temple is called the Hinokuma site group, where sites of the ancient period survive, from which evidence has been found that this was an area where people from East Asia once lived.