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The Lua error in Module:Unicode_data at line 290: attempt to index local 'data_module' (a boolean value). is a time in the history of Japan from around 250 to about 538.[1] This grouping of years is named after the type of Imperial burial mounds called kofun which were raised in central Japan.

The Kofun period and the Asuka period are sometimes considered together as the Yamato period.


The word kofun is Japanese for the type of burial mounds dating from this era.[2]


  1. "Kofun and Asuka Periods," Library of Congress Country Studies, Japan.
  2. Hall, John Whitney. (1991). Japan: From Prehistory to Modern Times, p. 21.
  3. Hammer, Joshua. (2006). Yokohama Burning: The Deadly 1923 Earthquake and Fire that Helped Forge the Path to World War II, p. 62.

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