The Mystery Behind The “Rock Ship of Masuda” In Japan

The truth is that you will never find the actual purpose of some megalithic marvels. They are strange and ancient holding thousands of secrets on their edges and surface. We can touch, we can feel but we can never explain how and exactly why all these marvelous structures were shaped like that thousands of years ago.

In this perspective, the village of Asuka, Japan holds a few such hidden examples consisted of ancient megalithic stones. The alluring giant granite stone mounds that have been cut into unusual shapes.

The History Of Asuka Village:

Asuka is an ancient land from the Tumulus Period (250-552 AD), also called Kofun Jidai, which means the Old Mound period. Historians from all over the world have always been fascinated with the existence of this small ancient village of Japan.

During the Tumulus era, Japanese was characterized by a particular type of burial mound that was popular at the time; specifically key-shaped earthen mounds surrounded by moats.

You can still see a variety of small-big earthen mounds and strange-looking stone mounds lying here and there all over the village. The largest and most striking of these is known as “Masuda-no-iwafune,” which literally means the “Rock Ship of Masuda” in the Japanese language.

The Rock Ship Of Masuda:

Rock Ship of Masuda
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Weighing approximately eight hundred tons, the Rock Ship measures thirty-six feet long, twenty-six feet wide and fifteen feet high. The top of the stone has been sheered off and features two precision-crafted holes that are each three feet square and continue all the way down through to the bottom of the stone.

Why And How The Rock Ship Of Masuda Was Constructed?

Rock Ship of Masuda
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Why or how this colossal stone and others like it were crafted remains a mystery as they appear to be of a different architectural style than the later period Buddhist construction. However, mainstream scientists, as usual, have expelled all the mysteries behind these ancient marvels saying these were nothing more than a part of rituals and cultural beliefs. We hope that is the case in reality.

The Rock Ship Of Masuda And The Speculation Of The Japanese Lunar Calendar:

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If you take a keen observation on it, you can see an interesting part that the center depression and square holes on “Masuda-no-iwafune” are aligned and run parallel to the mountain ridge on which it sits, giving rise to the idea that this particular stone may be related to the development of the Japanese lunar calendar and early astronomical observation.

So what do you think about this “Masuda-no-iwafune” stone? Is it really a mysterious stone that hides the knowledge of many advanced minds? Or it was just a part of ancient cultures and rituals as the scientists explain?

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