(Mt. Fuji of the header is from free picture page)
Hello blog friends; I'm back from trip to Kanto-area. My husband's cousins and we had nice trip together. And they brought their late mother's picture, I'm sure she must have enjoyed the trip with us.
*This post is from Hakone-area*
|*From viewing point of Mt. Fuji on our way to Hakone Checking Station*|
|My husband took this picture of the head of Fuji-san,; had to add this one ;-)|
*Hakone Checking Station, "箱根関所跡"*
During the Edo period, people travel from Edo to other places had to be checked at the stations, and Hakone was one of them. Hakone Checking Station was reconstructed in 2007.
|We went up the stairs to see the view from Ashinoko-lake.|
The photos above were some of the displays showing lives there at that time.
And the most important role of this station was to investigate the women heading west from Edo. The shogunate forced federal lords into making their wives dwell in Edo as a hostage. Female travelers were checked strictly to prevent from escaping.