Saturday, January 16, 2010
The way of the Middle Ages, Nakasendō
This way prospered as a main street until about 100 years ago.
It is a way called Nakasendō which links Osaka to Edo.
There were 69 post towns (Shukuba) on the way.
Because post towns (Magome, Fukushima, etc) are famous as a tourist attraction, there may be the person knowing.
Most of the people of the Edo period did not have freedom of the movement.
Samurai or Merchant came and went on this way.
The most people were farmers.
Most of the neighboring houses are left as those days.
They are inns and stores. The part of those is still used.
It is surrounded both sides on the high mountain.
Now, the person going is few desolate way.
The trace of the dream.
Here is Tsumago, Nagano Prefecture.