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1000: Tsumago - old post town

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Amazingly well-preserved buildings line this street in Tsumago, a staging point where the old Nakasendo road begins to climb over the Japan Alps. Morning glory features in the foreground, while on the mountain side disappearing into mist, sugi (cryptomeria) trees tower over typically frothy bamboos.

Kanji sign Kanji sign

On the right is the famous Matsushiroya inn - here's how to read the signs in the picture. The juku means "a place to stay", referring to the town's status as a staging point.

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A Beverly puzzle: 1000 pieces; 72 x 49 cm (28" x 19")
Code: B100124 (100-124 on package)
Retail price ¥1980

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