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Words-and-Pictures: Monuments on the Road to Mishima

Note: This selection of Words-and-Pictures was made on September 15, 2001, as I walked on the Old Tokaido.

These monuments are along the road descending from Hakone Pass into Shizuoka Prefecture. This connects Hakone and Mishima, which are Stations # 10 and 11 respectively (from Tokyo) on the Old Tokaido Highway. You can read about my walk along this road in my Logbook.

The bamboo here creates a tunnel over the ishidatami.

This stone tells us that there used to be a stone here.

I have no idea what it says, but is seemed sort of sad out here in the middle of nowhere.

This is the Kabuto Ishi, whose shape resembles a samurai's helmet.

This stone marks the entry to an old grove of trees.

This stone commemorates the location of a roadside teashop.

And the road goes on...

Note: I have guessed at the meaning of some of these stones. If you know otherwise, please let me know by using the contact form at the right.

Posted September 27, 2019

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