Ookawa Stone Quarry 大川石丁場

A very large number of stones and leavings have symbols like this carved in the side. These marking indicate who the owner of that stone is. In this section of the quarry most of those stones have this double ended arrow type marking used by Horio Tadaharu of Matsue.
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field of stones stone quarry road
large finished stone Bonaki Ishi
outline for a stone to split split stone
stone with wedge holes wedge holes
a corner of the quarry partly drilled wedge holes
sides chipped off a large stone large split stones
large stone with ya ana large split stones
large stone high up the hill partially finished stone
large stone and leavings carved family crest
owner's crest family crest and wedge hole marks
owner's mark on the bonaki ishi field of stone chips and leavings
stone leavings Split stone leavings
split on all sides pile of stone leavings
partly buried stone chips partly shaped stone
stone leavings stone leavings
stone leavings stone leavings