• Ayako

Tokaido Walk Day 24, Yokkaichi to Kameyama

2016/11/13

Having returned to the bus stop where we ended walking yesterday, we started walking again from there. Soon, there was a slope called "Karutamichi (Karuta road)". “Karuta"is a traditional Japanese card game on which tanka (a shot poem) are written. We climbed up a slow slope reading some tanka. We met some tourist on this road. It looked like they were learning about the history of the area, not doing Tokaido walking.

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After we passed by a residential area, we randomly saw the Ishiyakushi-temple in the Ishiyakushi-Shuku. It was a small but well-maintained temple. Maple leaves were still green but probably they would be red very soon. This temple must be loved by local people, I thought.

薬師寺

Yakushiji

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薬師寺の中

In the Yakushiji-temple


薬師寺の紅葉が綺麗

Beautiful green maple leaves


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薬師寺をすぎると、開けた道に出た。畑だ。

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大きな木

石薬師宿をすぎ、庄野宿へ向かう

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Small colorful plants were seen everywhere between the concrete road. It's hard to notice these small discoveries in my daily life. Finding such a small thing is one of the fun things during our Tokaido walk.

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やはり秋の花々は可愛らしく、ついついカメラを向けてしまう

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東海道中ではよく見かける牛乳瓶。普段はあまり見かけない。

A box of milk bins are often seen on the way of the Tokaido. We recognize these as signs of Tokaido. We don't see these old-style designs in the city back home.

庄野宿

Shono-shuku

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マンホールの絵は、その地域を表す。

A design of manhole always describes the area.

住宅街の中に突然鳥居が現れる。こんな風景も、東海道中ではしょっちゅう見ることができた。

Torii suddenly appeared in the residential area.

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Getting close to Kyoto, I wanted to take pictures of these designs. In Kameyama-Shuku area, each house showed what kind of store it was in the Edo period. A photo above is the sign of a tobacco store. These signs on the gate of each house showed there were various business existed in the even old times.


In front of Kameyama Station was a shopping street. Probably because it was a Sunday, almost all of the stores were closed on the street. A banner-flag in front of the meat shop alone was flowing by wind.


Tokyo, Kanagawa, Shizuoka and Mie...any shopping streets in Japan were deserted. However, one small bakery in front of Kaneyama Station was crowded with customers choosing bread. They all look tasty. We bought some and got on the train for Nagoya Station.


An IC card was not accepted at Kaneyama Station, just for your information.

なんとなく撮った、そばかうどんやさん。営業中なのか、美味しいのか、判断しにくい外装だ。

Soba shop? or Udon Shop?

車の形の自動販売機

A car-formed vending machine

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