In all Yamashita treasure signs found on the land surface that were left behind by the JIA (Japanese Imperial Army) soldiers as important clues to their hidden treasure loot, the most important ones are those so called “Last Surface Markers”.

In case that you do not know it yet, these Last Surface Markers are the type markers where you end up after you correctly interpreted and followed the directions of the other markers around your site. So let’s say that you discovered on your site several scattered markers such as “arrow signs” and “arrowheads”.

After you manage to follow their indicated directions in the correct way. You will end up at the location of the Last Surface Marker. This Last Surface Marker is what usually indicates the exact portion on the land surface of your site that you need to start digging.

In this post, we are going to cover one of these Last Surface Markers.

This Yamashita treasure sign is composed of a symbol that looks similar to the small letter “t”. In addition to this, there are two symbols of boxes below it.

The symbol that has resemblance to the small letter “t” has a meaning of “here” or “right on this spot”.

Due to this meaning, the Japanese soldiers had often used this marker to indicate the exact spot where they buried their treasures.

Based on my own personal experiences as a treasure hunter, they had commonly engraved this type of marker on large rocks or boulders. This is to make sure that this Last Surface Marker won’t get lost or ruined in some long period of time.

The two symbols below which are two boxes do indicate a meaning of “Boxes of Gold” or the treasure deposits are stored inside boxes of containers. 

Thus, if you encountered this type of Yamashita treasure sign on your site then you have to dig under the object where this marker has been engraved and you can expect to uncover the treasure deposit.

There is actually another marker that is similar to this one but the difference is that it has no two boxes below. Only the symbol that is similar to the small letter “t”.

You might be thinking that the Japanese soldiers just probably forgot to engrave the two additional boxes below to complete the sign for some unknown reason. But based on what I know, they actually intended to use this marker but with a slight difference to the one with two boxes.

So if it happens that you discovered a marker that only has this symbol. It still has the same meaning which is “Here” or “Right on this Spot”. But the difference with the other sign is that, when you are going to dig down underneath, you will be dealing with a much more complicated tunnel.

As for the marker with two boxes below, this means that you just have to dig down straight and surely you will end up uncovering the buried item below.

Actual Photo of an Engraved Here Treasure Sign

We have here an actual photo of the Yamashita treasure sign that we covered above.

As we can see in the photo, it is composed of a very large rock where on this side is the engraved marker. The way the marker has been engraved is very beautiful which means that it can only be done through the hands of a person or most likely, the Japanese soldiers.

But unlike the treasure sign that we first discussed, this actual marker does not have the symbol of two boxes below. Thus, this means that when we dig under this rock, we should expect to deal with a certain tunnel with complicated passages that leads to the hidden item.


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