Way under Chapter 4 Kamakura
Eight meeting positive (geiyo) tunnels
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In the old days, it is written that courses from upper Noba to kyuryokigunnichishitamura (the Hino, Konan-ku, bamboo grass lower part surface) were steep slopes (map 1) where fukusa ku is steep, rugged, but, from the south side of Noba housing complex, we do the point one goes over a mountain before, and there was slope of stepped (map 2) going down, but we are on the way, and, in "now and the bygone days of Noba", this way is lost for residential area creation to Kamakura Kaido. The cause named here "Ueno garden entrance", but as traffic here was dangerous and was unusable at the time of the rain again, villager and brown coal supplier of Noba coal mine cooperated with extension works of prefectural road in total in 1908 and dug tunnel to native rock and named meeting positive tunnel (map 3). It is 1978 that modern repair work was completed like the present.
In addition, there is to "Japanese castle system" saying "outer fence of castle and fieldwork (map 4) or remains of an ancient structure continue approximately 500 meters for a long time to east and west at position of about 600 meters of southwest from main enclosure of Seki-jo Castle, and fieldwork and the north and south can know that they intersected as for the ancient morality of border in figure at the time of 1883 (Meiji 16)", but this points to the topography of the neighborhood of tunnel entrance from upper Noba, and both sides of entrance of tunnel say dried foss-formed way becoming higher with fieldwork like hill, and it seems that we let the north and south do thin path reaching Noba row of stores and houses on a street park (map 5) on the run with ancient morality of border again over mountain on the tunnel.
Spring of the neighborhood of Musashi side entrance of meeting positive tunnel was famous, but it is pitiable that in late years water decreases, and only the trace leaves figure which dried out for the grass. Corner where "Kamakura Highway" bus stop wisteria is near swamp can see "noba Exit" (map 6) and signpost written down when it falls in slope to the Hino area.
"Topographical record of what the roadside to ask" for (revised edition) was issued in October, 1999 by editing of "history society of Konan".