Futo Stone Quarry

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The Futo Stone Quarry (also known as the Nehara Quarry) is an oceanside quarry where the large boulders along the coast were split for castle stones. The quarry belonged to the Mori of Hagi and you can see some great kokuin of a line over a circle which is a simplification of the Mori family crest (kamon).  There are a couple big stones with a huge kokuin marking the boundary of their territory. On one side of their territory is said to have been a quarry for the Owari Tokugawa at one point but there is no evidence of any remaining kokuin from the Owari.

  • Ya-ana carved through the middle of the kokuin for some reason
  • Border stone
  • Border stone
  • the round knob may have been used to moor boats
  • one of the border stones in the bottom right
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    Futo Stone Quarry Profile
    English Name Futo Stone Quarry
    Japanese Name 富戸石丁場
    Location Manazuru, Shizuoka Prefecture
    Castle Edo Castle
    Coordinates 34° 54' 8.60" N, 139° 8' 0.82" E
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    Edo Castle Stone Quarries

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    38 months ago
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    These beach quarries are interesting.