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The introduction of Buddhism in 552 led to a new Buddhist-based culture in this area. In contrast, Kanth and North Kyishi, which had been integrated into a widespread, relatively homogeneous tomb culture by the 5th century, developed regionally distinct tomb cultures in the Late Kofun period, preserving aspects of the traditional MTC while the Yamato centre was busy converting to a Buddhist orientation. 7). 8 Goshikizuka Tomb, Khbe city (photos by author). This Middle Kofunperiod keyhole tomb has been reconstructed and refurbished as a tourist destination.
The Yamato and Meiji cases also provide clear examples of decisionmaking and a rare example of the intentionality behind decisions made by protohistoric actors. Decision-making and information processing have long been foci of state formation studies (Wright 1969; Wright and Johnson 1975; Johnson 1978; van der Leeuw 1981; Shennan 1993: 57–8). Decisions themselves are made with reference to the individuals’ socialization into a particular society and social context in which they operate as well as with reference to their own ‘preference structures’ (Shennan 1993: 57), worldview, conscious intentions and ulterior motives.
Horse trappings, Sué stoneware, gilt-bronze ornaments and gold jewellery began to appear in quantity in the mid-5th century. Storage-chest sarcophagi were eventually replaced by house-shaped sarcophagi. This phase coincides with the Hjin line of kings in the Nihon Shoki and is conceptualized as the Kawachi Court, Kawachi being the old province of east central Hsaka Prefecture. 1 for details) Despite these significant shifts in grave goods contents between Early and Middle Kofun, tomb-chamber construction remained the same (cf.