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 at Nakasendo
Tea shop at Okegawa
Monument of Kitamoto post town at the roadside of Nakasendo
They are old photos of Kitamoto.
Three tea house at Kitamoto in 1859(Edo period)
There were many pine trees on the Nakasendo street at Kitamoto in 1922. Wearing kimono boy was standing.
Mr. Sekine’s traditional house Magariya (bent house) at Kitamoto in 1950(?).
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.
Konosu and Yoshimi’s width of a river is the widest 2537m in Japan.
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.
People are walking in the poppy field.
Konosu city holds poppy festival every year.
I enjoyed walking beautiful poppy field.
They allowed to pick flowers at the end of blossom, and kids gathered poppy.
Shining pink poppy
Stone statue of Buddha at Arakawa bank
Water lily at the bank
Konosu city is very famous about making hina-ningyo (dolls displayed on the Girl’s festival day on 3rd March).