JAPAN PHOTOS

By Philbert Ono


Last additions - Imasu-juku 今須宿
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Imasu-juku was the fifty-ninth of the sixty-nine stations or shukuba post towns of the Nakasendo Road. It follows Sekigahara-juku and comes before Kashiwabara-juku in Shiga Pref. Hiroshige woodblock print of Imasu. Apr 23, 2011
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Marker indicating the west entrance of Imasu-juku.Aug 19, 2008
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Imasu-juku on the NakasendoAug 19, 2008
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Hachiman Jinja Shrine in Imasu.Aug 19, 2008
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Imasu-juku's most famous stone lantern is this Eitai Joyato or Eternal Lantern which lit the road at night for travelers. 永代常夜灯Aug 19, 2008
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Imasu Post OfficeAug 19, 2008
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Hydrangea along the river in Imasu.Aug 19, 2008
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Imasu-juku has many stone lanterns.Aug 19, 2008
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Imasu-juku on the NakasendoAug 19, 2008
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Path to Myooji temple. 妙応寺Aug 19, 2008
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Shinshuji temple 真宗寺Aug 19, 2008
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Imasu-juku's Toiyaba. 今須宿問屋場Aug 19, 2008
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Imasu-juku's most notable shukuba-era building called the Toiyaba. It is the only Toiyaba still existing among the 16 post towns in Mino (Gifu). 今須宿問屋場Aug 19, 2008
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The Toiyaba was like the town's logistics management office where they arranged lodging, horses, document deliveries, etc., for officials and travelers. Today, this building is a private residence. 今須宿問屋場Aug 19, 2008
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Imasu-juku's Toiyaba. 今須宿問屋場Aug 19, 2008
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Entrance to Imasu Elementary and Junior High School. This was the site of the two Waki-Honjin lodges. 今須小中学校Aug 19, 2008
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Site of Imasu-juku's Honjin lodge. 今須宿本陣跡Aug 19, 2008
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Site of Imasu-juku's Honjin lodge. 今須宿本陣跡Aug 19, 2008
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Site of Imasu-juku's Honjin lodge. 今須宿本陣跡Aug 19, 2008
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Site of Imasu-juku's Honjin lodge.Aug 19, 2008
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The tall tree on a hill indicates the site of Imasu-juku's Ichirizuka or milestone. 今須宿の一里塚Aug 19, 2008
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Imasu-juku's Ichirizuka or milestone. Today, Imasu is a small, sleepy cluster of houses. It has no train station, but you could walk it from Kashiwabara Station. 今須宿の一里塚Aug 19, 2008
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Imasu-juku's Ichirizuka or milestone on the west end of Imasu. 今須宿の一里塚Aug 19, 2008
   
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