Majority of the Yamashita treasure markers are giving directions around the site. And interpreting them correctly will lead you into the location of the treasure deposit spot that you are going to dig.

Arrow signs and arrowheads are the simplest form of treasure markers used by the JIA (Japanese Imperial Army) soldiers. However, they also used many other unfamiliar symbols indicating certain directions.

We have here an actual photo of an engraved marker sent to my eMail by one of our fellow treasure hunter in this community. Based on my interpretation, the meaning of this treasure marker indicates a “left direction”.

But before we proceed further in elaborating its meaning, let’s examine it if it is a legit marker or not.

I first analyzed the surface of the rock and I can say that this is an old rock which is good. In case you do not know it yet, it is important that treasure markers must be engraved on old rocks. This is to make sure that the engraved marker that you found was not recently made by someone.

Next is, I analyzed the way the marker has been engraved on the surface of this old rock. This is to make sure that this engraved marker is man-made and not made by nature. Unfortunately, this can’t be easily taught where you have to acquire it through a lot of experience. So my analysis of this engraved marker is that it is an authentic man-made treasure marker.

Aside from this clear engraved symbol, we can see some small holes and scratches on its other different portions. However, I can say that these are not part of the engraved symbol because it is too obvious that they were naturally made by nature.

Before we go further into the meaning of this treasure marker, let’s take a look at the other additional markers discovered by our fellow treasure hunter on his site. You have to know that markers around one particular site have meanings that are connected to one another. 

So we have here a photo of another marker that was taken by our fellow treasure on his site. I believe this rock with several engraved symbols on its surface is near the other rock above.

Just like what we did on the rock above, let’s examine this rock if it’s an old rock or not. Based on my own findings, I can say that this is indeed an old rock.

Next is to study the engraved symbols if they are man-made or not. This is the most critical part where we determine the authenticity of this marker. Now based on my own analysis, the way the lines and holes were engraved on the surface of this old rock, I can say that they are totally random. 

This means that these are not man-made but engraved by nature. In other words, these engraved markers are not legit and must be avoided.

You have to know that many treasure hunters, particularly the amateurs, often lost their track due to these markers that were made by nature. So in order to avoid this mistake, you can learn from all these nature-made markers that I am showing you here on my blog. Study them carefully and make comparisons to those authentic treasure markers that I confirmed legit.

This is the third marker that our fellow treasure hunter discovered on his site. As we can see in this photo, the surface of the rock is very similar to the other previous two rocks shown above. Thus, we can say that this is an old rock which is good.

Obviously, we can see an engraved hole on the surface of this rock which was the reason that caught the attention of our fellow treasure. Below these two holes, there seems to be an engraved arrowhead. So the question here is, “Are they authentic Yamashita treasure signs?”

Studying them carefully, I can say that they are not man-made but again, it was made by nature. In short, they are not authentic treasure markers. Let’s not spend any more time on these nature-made markers and let’s go back to the first rock which I confirmed as an authentic treasure marker.

Follow the Left Portion to find the Next Marker

Going back to the first rock which I confirmed as a legit Yamashita treasure marker, I mentioned above that it indicates the left side portion or direction. So how are you going to determine the left side or portion of this rock?

The long straight line in the middle serves as the divider of the left and right portion. And if you notice, the lower portion of this marker is an arrow sign pointing upward by basing it on this photo.

What we have to do is to imagine that there is an arrowhead to the end of this line on the left of the marker as shown in this image below. Finally we have a clear indication about what direction we need to follow.

Let’s assume that we are going to continue to operate this project. So what we need to do next is to follow the direction indicated by this treasure marker. Since there is no specific distance, we just have to follow this direction until we reach a certain object containing the next marker.

Now, let us say that we followed this direction and it led us to another huge old rock with a marker on its surface. Based on my own experience as a treasure hunter, uncommon treasure signs that indicate a certain direction often lead into the final marker or into the exact location of the treasure deposit – Unlike the arrow signs or arrowheads where they often lead you from one marker to another.

Assuming that the next engraved marker on the old rock confirms that the item is buried underneath it, then we have to prepare and condition ourselves because the serious digging tasks start here. At this point, there will surely be buried markers with various different meanings about what to do next. So let’s end our assumptions to this part.    

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