MEGALITS OF JAPAN - Polygonal Masonry, Castles, Giant Balls, Dolmens in the Land of the Rising Sun
MEGALITS OF JAPAN - Polygonal Masonry, Castles, Giant Balls, Dolmens in the Land of the Rising Sun

Let's start our review of impossible megaliths in Japan with fairly well-known artifacts, and end with the most mysterious ones. Go.

Asuka Japanese Park. There is a sea of megaliths, but the part where the processing is rough and primitive will not be considered, we will pay attention only to individual objects.

Granite megalith of Masadu Iwafun.

Its weight is about 800 tons, length is 11 meters, width is 8 meters, height is 5 meters. As many people know, from above in the megalith for unknown purposes they made depressions of the correct shape and decent depth. Due to the fact that these holes are flooded with water, scientists began to claim that this is just an ancient granite bath. But why? There are strange footprints on both sides of this stone, which raise no less questions than the purpose of the object. Not far from Masadu Iwafun there is another interesting megalith, smaller in size. The object represents something like a small slab with lines connecting small cut shapes.

The ritual purpose of this stone seems quite probable. In the same park there is one interesting, seemingly ordinary stone, but with a carved inner part. The inner surfaces are smooth and 60% of the stone can be said to be simply carved.

Here's another interesting little pebble. The official version says that wooden wedges were inserted into this dotted line, which were soaked, and they cracked the stone. Only here is the question - how did you make the upper convex surface, or a frame recessed by a couple of centimeters? Also watered wedges with water? In the same park, there is one of the most mysterious sarcophagi in the world. Here are his rare photos.

I must say that this sarcophagus itself is not shown to tourists, it was hidden, probably so as not to ask uncomfortable questions. The lid of the granite sarcophagus is made with perfect symmetry, polish and an incredible level of workmanship that cannot be achieved with primitive tools. There is another original attraction in Asuka Park - the so-called Ishibut Ai-kofun tomb. About the Kofuns a little later, but for now, we note that it looks well, very similar to the royal mound in the Crimea. There is something to think about, isn't it?

Ishi no Hoden

A hundred kilometers west of Asuka Park, near the town of Takasago, is the Ishi-no-hoden megalith. It looks like a giant TV, weighing about 500-600 tons - a kind of "blank", but for what? According to rough estimates, the volume of removed rock is about 400 cubic meters, weighing about 1000 tons. A nearby Shinto shrine appears to be an aerial structure next to this boulder.

Under the megalith there is a large stone reservoir in the form of a tray, filled with water. As follows from the temple records, this reservoir does not dry up even during prolonged droughts. Because of the water under the megalith, the supporting part in the center of the stone - the bridge that still connects the megalith with the rocky base - is not visible, and it seems to be floating in the air. Therefore, Ishi-no-Hoden is also called the Flying Stone. According to local monks, the top of the megalith has “bathtub” notches similar to those seen at Masuda Iwafun. However, this cannot be verified - the top of Ishi-no-Hoden is covered with rubble and earth, and there are even trees growing there. The megalith is sacred, and therefore its top cannot be cleared. Local legends associate Ishi-no-Hoden with the activities of certain gods, who for some reason they had to build a palace in just one night. But, apparently, it somehow did not grow together with the palace, only the TV remained …


We talked about this underwater megalithic complex in one of the previous issues, take a look at the link, and now let's talk about Polygonal masonry. Not everyone knows that in Japan there are objects with megalithic masonry, where the blocks are of enormous size and weight. These are the foundations for castles. Which are, of course, very beautiful in Japan. So, at the base of these locks, you can see a different level of technology. Primitive polygonal masonry where blocks don't fit well. And huge trilithons, as if cast into a formwork. Pay attention to the lower right corner - here the overlying rock did not completely hide the internal rubble stone or the lower masonry. Maybe this is also cast from granite-concrete? Write in the comments what you think about this. And we move on to the next attraction.

Goryokaku is a pentagonal fort.

The first and largest fortress in Japan, built on the European model of the bastion system of fortifications, is located in Hokkaido Prefecture. On the site of the fortress, a park has now been laid out, which inherited the star-shaped form of the fort. And this is the Jinshan megalithic group, which consists of several separate objects and is considered an ancient observatory.

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