Imasu-juku

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Hiroshige's print of Imasu-juku, part of the The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kiso Kaidō series

Imasu-juku (今須宿 Imasu-juku?) was the fifty-ninth of the sixty-nine stations of the Nakasendō. It is located in the present-day town of Sekigahara, Fuwa District, Gifu Prefecture, Japan.

History[edit]

This Edo period post town flourished along the Nakasendō because it also connected with Kurihangaidō (九里半街道),[1] a trade road that connected the northwestern shores of Lake Biwa with Kohama.[2] Along with Tarui-juku, it was the first post town of the Five Routes of Edo to be serviced by cars.[1]

In 1843, the post station had 1,784 residents and 464 buildings. Among the buildings, there was one honjin, two sub-honjin, and 13 hatago.

Neighboring Post Towns[edit]

Nakasendō
Sekigahara-juku - Imasu-juku - Kashiwabara-juku

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nakasendo Imasu-juku. Ibisoku Co., Ltd. Accessed July 11, 2007.
  2. ^ Kurihangaidō. t.keiko. Accessed July 13, 2007.

Coordinates: 35°20′55.1″N 136°26′07.3″E / 35.348639°N 136.435361°E / 35.348639; 136.435361