This exhibition features the results of archaeological research carried out in fiscal 2005 (Heisei 17), covering from Yayoi period (2,500 years ago) until the end of Edo period (19th century AD).
The remarkable discovery are Yayoi pottery discovered from Kuwazu site, and rooftiles with Mitsuba-aoi mon crest (crest of Tokugawa Shogunate) excavated from Osaka castle main tower.
Moreover, the special featured sections are open including three topics, archaeological research of Modern Osaka, ancient rooftiles discovered from the temples in Sumiyoshi area, and important evidence excavated from settlement site in Osaka related with migration from Korean peninsula in Kofun period (5th century AD).
- Exhibition Corner -
Ancient Naniwa -The dawn of Osaka-
This corner features the pottery of primitive and ancient period Osaka. The pottery from Kuwazu site (Yayoi period), Saikudani site (Kofun period) and Oriono site (Kofun period) are worthy of note. Moreover the pottery discarded during the construction around Naniwa palace in Nara period, and ancient Sue ware with ink inscription from Uriwari site are on exhibition.
- Prosperity of temple town in the Middle period
During the Middle period powerful temples developed in Osaka. This corner focuses on the prosperity of temple town in the Middle period revealed from archaeological research, at Reijincho site in front of Shitennoji temple, and at surrounding area of Daiyuuji temple.
- Osaka castle and castle town in the Early Modern period
Archaeological research at Osaka castle and castle town, during the Toyotomi to Togugawa period, show the development and prosperity of metropolis Osaka. This corner features the research at Osaka castle main tower, new discovered copper refinery site, and the port facility of Kishu fief warehouse complex site.
- Modern Osaka discovered from archaeological research
Archaeological research also focuses on Modern period. This corner exhibits the historical change in Fukushima 1 chome site in Modern period, formerly the fief warehouse complex during Edo period.
- Splendor of Ancient temple in Sumiyoshi area
There were many Ancient temples in Sumiyoshi area. This corner focuses on the excavated roof tiles from Enatsu dera temple, Sumiyoshi jinguji temple, and Shogon jodoji temple in the area.
- The traces of migration from Korean peninsula in Kofun period
In recent years the evidences related with the migration from Korean peninsula in Kofun period are being increased in Osaka prefecture. This corner features the important remains excavated from the settlement site connected with the migration, Nagahara site (Osaka city), Shitomiyakita site (Shijounawate city) and Kamikisabe site (Katano city). This part is held under the joint auspices by Osaka Center for Cultural Heritage, Osaka City Cultural Properties Association and Osaka Museum of History.
- Principal Materials -
Roof tiles of Enatsudera temple
Terminal Ridge end tile with "Mitsubaaoi mon" crest
Osaka castle main tower
Smelting furnace of copper refinery site
Osaka castle site