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¥15,470,000 (Direct Cost: ¥11,900,000、Indirect Cost: ¥3,570,000)
Fiscal Year 2013: ¥1,950,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,500,000、Indirect Cost: ¥450,000)
Fiscal Year 2012: ¥2,600,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,000,000、Indirect Cost: ¥600,000)
Fiscal Year 2011: ¥4,680,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,600,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,080,000)
Fiscal Year 2010: ¥3,640,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,800,000、Indirect Cost: ¥840,000)
Fiscal Year 2009: ¥2,600,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,000,000、Indirect Cost: ¥600,000)
During the research period we held meetings four times to discuss the funeral and grave system during the Medieval Period in Japan. Results of the study on shrines and on graves and tombstones of the warrior class revealed that at the beginning the warrior class had been built shrines imitating the styles of the nobles, then they began to shrine tombstones inside of those buildings. Later, tombstones themselves began to function.
Furthermore the warrior class began to build group graves with tombstone in order; based on this custom family tombs of this class had been developed. Notable points of the background of this development were the spread of cremation and deep attachment to the continuation of the family and/or clan. Concerning the mortuary goods, we examined the relationships among the direction of burial and position of the dead, deposit. Therefore we have recognized some specific patterns in accord with the manners spread in the whole western Japan area.