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As treasure hunters, we all aware that the Yamashita Treasure is composed of stolen treasures that came from various counties in Southeast Asia. Such stolen treasures includes gold bars, jewelries, golden Buddhas, and many precious artifacts.

Sumatra gold bars are often associated with the hidden Yamashita treasures because there treasure signs indicating such treasure deposits. Aside from the Sumatra gold bars, there are also treasure signs referring to Burma gold bars as treasure deposits.

So what exactly is Sumatra gold bar?

For those who does not know, Sumatra gold bars are gold bars that are produced in Sumatra island which is in Indonesia. What makes them quite interesting is that they are made of 99.99 percent pure gold. This is the reason why there are so many investors and collectors that are interested in buying them.

Sumatra gold bars are available in various different sizes. … Read the rest

Some treasure hunters are aware about the existence of the so-called “man-made mountain” or “small mountain”. A small mountain that was intentionally made by man and not by nature.

What exactly is this man-made or small mountain?

We came to know about this man-made mountain through an old man who was a Japanese treasure hunter. He stayed here in the Philippines for a very long time where he dedicated most of his time searching the man-made mountain.

According to his story, during the previous Second World War, there was a large group of JIA (Japanese Imperial Army) soldiers carrying along with them a large treasure loot. It is believed that they are carrying a large volume of treasures comparable to the amount carried by the infamous Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita.

This large group of JIA soldiers had with them a lot of prisoners. And … Read the rest

If you are an amateur treasure hunter or you are just starting to learn how to hunt for the hidden Yamashita treasures then there are two important things that you need to learn about the markers. First is the surface markers. And second is the buried markers.

The very first step in searching for a certain hidden Yamashita treasure on your site is to conduct an exploration. You have to explore your site carefully with the aim to find legit clues left behind the JIA (Japanese Imperial Army) soldiers.

Your first exploration with the aim to find legit markers is performed on the surface of the ground. Hence, any legit markers that you are able to discover are categorized as “surface markers” or “surface treasure signs”.

Now let’s assume that you have finally discovered all surface markers on your site. Then you made a … Read the rest

When it comes to shoe markers as Yamashita treasure sign, we may encounter an actual shoe or shoes left behind by the JIA (Japanese Imperial Army) soldiers as important clues. Or, we may encounter strange rocks bearing the shape of a shoe.

To all amatuer treasure hunters, you need to know that the Japanese soldiers commonly used different objects in markang their hidden treasure loot. Some common examples include samurai, bayonet, bullets, uniform, combat shoes, and etc…

Different objects may have different meanings as a marker but in this post, we are only going to focus our discussion on shoes.

Shoe as a marker can be encountered on both the ground surface or underground. But based on my own personal experiences, this type of particular marker is more commonly used as a buried marker.

Rocks bearing the shape of a shoe are more commonly used … Read the rest

Someone had asked me if you can rely on the standard size and weight of the Yamashita gold bars as a main basis in determining the authenticity of the item. My quick answer to this concern is “No”.

There is actually a standard size and weight for all gold bars including the gold bars hidden by the Japanese Imperial Army in the previous Second World War. But this is not good enough to be used as a basis in determining the authenticity of the gold bar. It’s because there are many ways on how this can be tricked.

Still, the best method is to thoroughly examine the gold which can either be through the use of chemical or mechanical means. But today, there is a new technology known as “XRF Spectrometer”. This is a device that uses radiation to analyze the material composition … Read the rest

In this post, we have here some photos taken by our fellow treasure on his excavation site where they encountered some objects as treasure markers.


  1. Buried Tree Log or Trunk Marker
  2. Triangle or Arrowhead Shape Rock
  3. Trial-Digging Spots

As we can see in this photo, this is the hole the they dug or excavated.

Based on this photo, my estimate of its depth is around 5 to 15ft deep.

At the end of their excavation, they encountered this strange tree log or trunk.

Its length seems to be around 3 ft.

Buried Tree Log or Trunk Marker

When it comes to buried tree logs or trunks as a treasure marker, they can be interpreted as a “pointer” indicating a certain specific direction that we need to follow.

So in this case, we can consider both ends of the tree log as its pointer. … Read the rest

A “chamber” is a huge spacious room under the ground which has been dug by the JIA (Japanese Imperial Army) soldiers. The room is very spacious where one can stand and walk around or even perform any normal movement.

Two Reasons Why the JIA Soldiers made Chambers

There are actually two reasons why the JIA soldiers did intentionally build these chambers. One has a purpose that has nothing to do with the Yamashita treasures and the other has something to do with it.

  1. It served as a temporary hide-outs.

The Japanese Imperial soldiers had built chambers under the ground with a primary purpose of hiding themselves against their pursuers which were the Allied Forces. They hid themselves temporarily inside these chambers in order to regain their strength and make plans on how they can accomplish their missions.

This is actually the main reason why there … Read the rest

Among all treasure signs used by the Japanese Imperial Army soldiers in marking their treasures, holes are the most common among them all. Perhaps it is the most common marker used by them because it is the easiest and fastest treasure sign to make. Unlike those other markers with artistic design that symbolizes their meaning.

Since I mentioned the word “easiest”, you may want to know that many of the Yamashita treasures were buried by the Japanese soldiers in a hurry.

During the Second World War right at the time when they were nearing their defeat, many of the Japanese Imperial Army were still carrying their treasure loot. So before they end up getting cornered by the Allied Forces, they made their important mission to bury their treasure loot in the quickest possible way.

Thus, many of these treasures end up buried by the … Read the rest

Based on my own personal experiences as a treasure hunter, there are actually many treasure deposits that were hidden by the JIA (Japanese Imperial Army) soldiers in the old creeks.

In case you do not know, the Japanese soldiers had chosen to follow the routes of the creek as they escaped from their pursuers.

During the time of their near defeat, they were totally out of food supplies. So on their escape, their only means of quenching their thirst, hunger, and tiredness was by drinking plenty of water from nature.

The water that came from the creek is actually clean and drinkable unlike the water from the river. Since the water from the creek is clean and drinkable, this was the reason why the Japanese soldiers preferred to follow the creek’s routes. And also the reason why they buried a lot of their treasure loot … Read the rest

There are actually groups of JIA (Japanese Imperial Army) soldiers who carried large amount of Yamashita treasures. Such an amount of treasure is more commonly known by treasure hunters as “Large Volume of Yamashita treasures”.

Based on my own personal experiences as a treasure hunter, there were two possibilities on how the Japanese soldiers hid their large volume of treasures.

One is that they may have buried all their treasures in one secured specific spot. And two, they divided their treasures into several portions and buried them on different locations of the site.

What we are going to discuss in this post is one Yamashita treasure sign that has something to do with separated treasure deposits.

This is the symbol of the marker that we are going to discuss.

As you can see, it is composed of three lines. One is a horizontal line. … Read the rest

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