Majority of treasure signs used by the JIA (Japanese Imperial Army) in marking their hidden Yamashita treasures are giving clues to different directions. But when correctly interpreted, they will lead you into the treasure deposit spot where the item is buried.

In this post, we are going to cover an engraved marker that has something to do with the location of a certain buried Yamashita treasure.

What we have here is an actual image of an engraved treasure sign discovered by one of our fellow treasure hunter in this community.

And his questions are,

“What does it mean?”

“How to locate the digging spot of the buried item?”


“How large is the treasure deposit?”

As we can see in this image above is a black old large rock. And the eye-catching part is obviously the holes and an engraved symbol on its surface.

The engraved symbol is similar to the English Alphabet which is the letter “C”. I have already covered a lot of discussion about this symbol where it can be interpreted differently depending on some various aspects.

When discovered as a “surface marker”, a treasure sign which is like the letter C often represents a large rock or boulder. However, this large rock or boulder that is being referred to does not need to be another rock nearby where it can also be the rock where the marker has been engraved.

If this engraved marker is also found under the ground or it is a “buried marker”, this often refers to a chamber or room blocked by large rocks. But based on the photo that we have here, this is obviously a surface marker.

Another meaning of the C symbol as a treasure sign is that it can also be interpreted as an arrowhead that is pointing to an important direction. This topic has been covered in the previous post where we discussed the different forms or appearances of arrowheads used by the Japanese Imperial soldiers in marking their hidden treasures.

If we are going to follow the direction of the C marker as an arrowhead, this will take us into a one large old rock. And this large old rock often has a marker which confirms that this is the large rock that marks the treasure deposit spot.

When it comes to how this C marker has been engraved on the surface of this old rock, I studied it carefully and I can say that it was manually carved by the Japanese Imperial soldiers. Thus, my analysis claims that this is a man-made or legit marker.

If the engraved C symbol is a legit marker then how about the holes?

Studying the holes, I can say that there is only one hole that is considered legit and part of the engraved C symbol. As shown on the image above, I encircled the hole that is man-made. The rest of the holes are just natural or made by nature.

Now that we know the whole feature of the treasure marker, we can now derive a much specific meaning.

Holes as treasure markers is a very common topic that we often discuss on every post. So if you are an avid reader, I expect that you already know how to interpret the meaning of a hole. But for those who do not, a hole marker often indicates the location where the item is hidden or buried.

In this engraved treasure sign that we have here, the hole is just at the side of the engraved C symbol. Thus, this fully confirms that the C symbol is a representation of a large rock and the treasure deposit is buried on one of its side.

So what we have to do here is to search for the large rock on our site. Let’s just say that we managed to find this large old rock based on the illustration that we have here.

Based on this illustration, it gives us the idea about the portion on what we are going to dig.

But how about when we searched our site entirely but we could not find any other large rock around except this rock where the treasure marker has been engraved?

If this is the case, this means that the large rock being referred by the marker is the rock itself where this marker is engraved.

To determine the digging spot, if this is the large rock then the portion that we are going to dig is at the side close to the hole of the marker. About 3 feet away from the rock, this will be our digging spot.

This engraved marker is pretty much similar to the Rock Enclosed Treasure Deposit. However, their only difference is the location of their hole where the rock enclosed treasure deposit sign has its hole inside the C symbol. This is the reason why the treasure deposit is stored inside the body of the large rock.

But in this marker that we have here, the hole is on its side which means that the treasure deposit is not inside the body of the rock but on one of its side.

As for the question about the volume of the treasure deposit, this treasure marker does not provide any detail about this information. But based on my own personal experiences, the Japanese Imperial soldiers often used this type of marker on “medium volume of treasure deposits”.

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