車力道 Shariki-michi

鋸山の遺跡 Nokogiriyama Heritage Sites

「車力道」は、鋸山から切り出された「房州石」を麓まで運び降ろした道です。石を運ぶ人達は「車力(しゃりき)」と呼ばれ、主に女性でした。一本80kg の房州石三本を「ねこ車」と呼ばれる荷車に載せ、石を敷いた急な坂道を、ねこ車の後ろを引きずりブレーキをかけながら下りました。車力道は、石を滑らせ降ろした「樋道」と共に、貴重な産業遺産の一つです。

Shariki Michi is a road that was used to carry Boshu Rock from Nokogiriyama to the base of the mountain.
People who carried the rocks were called Shariki, and most of them were women. Each Boshu Rock piece would weigh 80 kg, and Shariki would carry three pieces at a time on a wheelbarrow through steep slopes laid with stone. Shariki Michi and Toi Michi where stones were slid down are precious industrial heritage sites.