「京は遠ても十八里」，鯖街道熊川宿 / Kumagawa Juku, a Post Station on “Mackerel Road”
Kumagawa originally was a lonely village of only about 40 houses.
However it was an important place for traffic and military strategy,so, Kumagawa had continued to prosper and resulted in over 200 houses in the Edo era. In Wakasa district the seafood caught on the Sea of Japan had been carried to Kyoto since in ancient times. Kumagawa-juku was the important post town on the Wakasa highroad which was one of the routes to Kyoto. A lot of mackerel caught there had been carried from Wakasa to Kyoto since the latter part of 18th century. And therefore the Wakasa highroad came to be called the Mackerel highroad.(Quote:www.national-trust.or.jp/rhlist/rhwest_e/06.html)
June 2015,Olympus OM-D E-M1
2015年6月撮影，Olympus OM-D E-M1