People who Walked along the Roads in Ohmi Province (Previous Shiga Pref.)

by Yoshi

Re: People who Walked along the Roads in Ohmi Province (Previous Shiga Pref.)

----- Seen from Travel Diaries Written in Old Days -----

近江路を歩いた人々 --- 旅日記に見る --- 

I completed reading the book this evening.

Ohmi Province (近江; Now Shiga pref.) where I live now used to be strategically important district from old days, since the area was very close to the old capital of Kyoto, so some of the representative roads, i.e., Tokaido (東海道), Nakasendo (中山道) and Hokkokudo (北国道) were laid from more than 1,200 years ago. The book deals with 40 episodes, some of which made me feel as if I were travelling on foot with them in those days.

PS: I was surprised to know that the author had been the teacher in my highschool days. (◎_◎;)

[The Front Cover of the Book]

 People who Walked along the Roads in Ohmi Province (Previous Shiga Pref.)

[The Back Cover of the Book]

 People who Walked along the Roads in Ohmi Province (Previous Shiga Pref.)

[The Maeda Fuedal Lord's Procession on Hokkoku Street]

 People who Walked along the Roads in Ohmi Province (Previous Shiga Pref.)

[The Map of Ohmi Province Written by Tadataka INO (伊能 忠敬) in 1803-1806]

 People who Walked along the Roads in Ohmi Province (Previous Shiga Pref.)

 

 


15 Feb 2018


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 My name is Yoshi, alias known as "Lonesome Cowboy", who used to live and work in El Paso in the Lone Star state of the US. During my stay there, I was able to enjoy opportunities to go around the Southwest (TX, NM, AZ, UT, CO) alone, taking advantage of given long holidays. The total distance I drove was no less than 3,000 km (about 1,900 miles).
I dropped by a motel in a countryside town along the highway, drank several glasses of whiskey at the bar, and the next day continued travelling for other new towns that I had never seen before. I felt that I was just a cowboy wandering place to place of the wide country in the middle of the 19th century.
 
Long time has passed since I had come back to Japan from that exciting and fulfilling life there, and I already retired and came back to my hometown, KOHOKU (湖北; The northern region of lake Biwa, Shiga pref.) When I recall back those good old days, a kind of feeling that I would like to serve tourists from abroad has bubbled over in my mind. I want to help you to see and enjoy quite distinctive four seasons, impressive legends and moving stories caused by historic happenings, and casual everyday lives of the village people here.

Let me guide you around KOHOKU, which is not definitely on the Golden route of Japan travel and will not become in the future either, but we believe you must be able to feel and catch a kind of essence of the Japanese people who had created and have developed the deep and genuine culture. Such nature, historical events and crystallization of the people's effort are the ultimate attraction of KOKOKU. read more


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