The Inariyama Sword was excavated from the inside of the main portion (grave) of the Inariyama Kofun. It is also called the kinsakumei tekken (roughly, “gold-inscription iron-sword”) in Japanese. The sword has 115 characters written in gold inlay on its sides. This inscription includes the name of the sword’s creator, Wowake; the date of the sword’s forging, the xinhai (Japanese reading: shingai) year,” believed to be 471 C.E.; 8 generations of Wowake’s genealogy; and the name “King Wakatakeru,” which is believed to refer to Emperor Yūryaku. The Inariyama Sword and other excavated funerary goods were designated as Japanese national treasures in 1983.