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

(as seen on September 15th, 2001, on the Old Tokaido stage of the Aki Meguri)

Note: 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.  You may also choose to start reading about  my Tokaido journey at the beginning, or start at the top of my Aki Meguri pages.
 

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.
 
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