Many of the restroom area in Historical sites, has there door mark with kanji letters....unless you wish to find out that you are in the wrong room....please remember these kanji...
your second choose will be to see who comes out from which door..:))
"Station#27 of the OLD TOKAIDO ROAD"
Kakegawa city is located in between the Oigawa and Tenryu rivers..
......The 3 castle in the region are important elements of the TOKAIDO which was a base for battle during the Warring state period.. Lots of history and culture surround Kakegawa which grew both as a castle town and a way station...
KAZUTOYO, CHIYO and KAKEGAWA will be subject to much attention this year (2006)....
KOMYO GO TSUJI has been made into a TV drama....This story is a thrilling success story about YAMAUCHI and his wife,Chiyo...who climb up from nothing during the Warring states period....Kakegawa were the heroes spend approx 10 years before being promoted to KOCHI, is the settnig for the drama....Its on every sunday on channel 9 at 8pm..this whole year....
In my quest to cover all 53 post of the OLD TOKAIDO ROAD, this is number 27
When entering Kakegawa, you can see Kakegawa-jo , a recently reconstructed castle.
Kakegawa castle is well known as a castle of Yamanouchi Kazutoyo's success in life.
Kazutoyo had worked for Toyotomi Hideyoshi for years but changed his master to Tokugawa Ieyasu after the Hideyoshi's death.
Just before the Sekigahara war between Ishida (Toyotomi) and Tokugawa groups in 1600, Kazutoyo got a secret letter from his wife which described signs of trouble among Ishida (Toyotomi) group.
Kazutoyo presented the letter to Ieyasu and even gave his own castle to Ieyasu to show his loyalty to Ieyasu.
Although Kazutoyo did not work well in the Sekigahara war, he got a huge land in Tosa with 240 thousand koku stipend (1-koku equals 5.12 bushels).
Distance from Nihonbashi: 220.9 km
"KAKEGAWA by HIROSHIGE"
Travellers crossing a high trestle-bridge over the Kake River, two of them peering into the water below, and behind a small boy watching a kite up in the air, while beyond another, with broken string, flutters to earth.
Peasants transplanting rice in the flooded fields, and in the distance Mount Akiba rising above the mists.
A shrine standing on the top of a mountain near this station attracted worshippers from all over Japan who came to pray for protection against the calamity of fire.
An old couple of travellers are struggling against a strong wind as they toil to cross the arched bridge. A naughty boy is following them with a mocking gesture.