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I went for a walk to Nakasendo (Edo-period Edo-Kyoto highway) in the north an area of Saitama prefecture. The street called ex-road(Kyudo) now and the view of the roadside changed, but we can find some classical architectures and monuments.

Okegawa's old store

Okegawa’s old store at Nakasendo


Tea shop at Okegawa

Tea shop at Okegawa

Monument of Kitamoto post town at Nakasendo

Monument of Kitamoto post town at the roadside of Nakasendo


They are old photos of Kitamoto.
Three tea house at Kitamoto in 1859

Three tea house at Kitamoto in 1859(Edo period)


Kitamoto in 1922

There were many pine trees on the Nakasendo street at Kitamoto in 1922. Wearing kimono boy was standing.


Magariya (bent house) at Kitamoto in

Mr. Sekine’s traditional house Magariya (bent house) at Kitamoto in 1950(?).


Kitamoto in 1960

Kitamoto in 1960

At the Arakawa river side of Konosu city, they made poppy fied at the wide area.

Poppy at Arakawa river side of Konosu

Poppy at Arakawa river side of Konosu.


Konosu and Yoshimi's width of a river

Konosu and Yoshimi’s width of a river is the widest 2537m in Japan.


poppy at Arakawa river side

Poppy at Arakawa river side


Red Poppy

Red Poppy


poppy at Arakawa river side

They have wide river side, so from Konosu to Fukiage city there are some flower fields of poppy in spring and cosmos in fall.


Walking in the poppy field at Arakawa

People are walking in the poppy field.


poppy at Konosu city, Saitama

Konosu city holds poppy festival every year.


At Arakawa river

I enjoyed walking beautiful poppy field.


Kids gathered poppy

They allowed to pick flowers at the end of blossom, and kids gathered poppy.


pink poppy

Shining pink poppy

Stone statue of Buddha at Arakawa bank

Stone statue of Buddha at Arakawa bank


water lily

Water lily at the bank


Konosu city

Konosu city is very famous about making hina-ningyo (dolls displayed on the Girl’s festival day on 3rd March).