14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Walking to a burial mound in Hiroshima

This is a Japanese 'kofun', meaning burial mound. In older times, when people were buried here, especially leaders. I had heard about the Kofun period and was curious about what it looked like. I walked there from the train station, but it was much more beautiful than I imagined. (Surprisingly, I thought about other ancient people in pyramids because they seemed similar.)

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2015
Date Uploaded: 05.2016
Photo Location: Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan
Camera: FinePix Z1000EXR
Copyright: © Mary Ann Gutierrez