樋道跡 Toi Michi

鋸山の遺跡 Nokogiriyama Heritage Sites

鋸山の山頂域の石切り場から切り出した石材は、まず「樋道(といみち)」という石の滑り台を滑らせて山腹へ下ろします。「樋道」には必ず石段が併設されます。石段は、石材が滑り降りる速度を調節する作業者の足場になり、麓から石切り場まで朝晩往復するための通路としても使われました。

Stones extracted from the top of Nokogiriyama were slid down to the mountainside using slopes called Toi Michi.
Toi Michi was always built along with stone stairs, and they functioned as a foothold for the workers who controlled the speed of stones sliding down. They were also used as commuting corridor for workers from the base to get to the quarry in the mornings and the evenings.