Togoku Bunka prospered in what is now the Kanto area from the Kofun Period (about 3rd century to 7th century) to the Heian Period (794–1185). During this period, the Kinki area was the center of politics, economy, and culture. However, a large influence related to the Yamato Kingdom was established in what is now Gunma. The area developed Buddhism and writing early on, making it an economic and cultural leader in the east. This has led Gunma to be called the home of Togoku Bunka.
Gunma Prefecture has many burial mounds, allowing visitors to learn a great deal about the history of the time along with archeological artifacts displayed at local museums and historical archives.
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