Anaguma's photos with the Milk Road

Sankin-kotai road in Ozumachi, Kumamoto 熊本

Sankin-kotai road in Ozumachi, Kumamoto 熊本
Heading to the NE out of Ozu town, the 400-year-old sankin-kotai road shows its 250 years of wear. It was in use from around 1605 to 1862. The daimyo would follow the road to Oita and pick up a boat for Osaka before following the Tokaido or Nakasendo to…
Added on March 30, 2009

Grass along the Milk Road, Aso 熊本

Grass along the Milk Road, Aso 熊本
Around the edge of the Mt. Aso caldera and in the uplands, grasses dominate for cattle grazing. It gives it another country prairie appearance compared to the normally green-treed Japanese countryside.
Added on March 23, 2009

Sankin Kotai Road through Nijuu-toge (二重峠) 熊本

Sankin Kotai Road  through Nijuu-toge (二重峠) 熊本
The stone road was built in 1605 by Kato Kiyomasa, the architect of Kumamoto castle. It went up over the Niju Pass before dropping into the Aso caldera on its way to Oita. Sankin Kotai was where the feudal vassals of the Tokugawa were to spend half the…
Added on March 23, 2009

The edge of the Senomoto Plateau, Aso 熊本

The edge of the Senomoto Plateau, Aso 熊本
Looking east along the edge of the Aso caldera in spring from a pullout along the Milk Road. The grasses were tan along the top edge and on the plateau.
Senomoto-kogen.
Added on March 23, 2009