Two Holes Side-by-Side as Yamashita Treasure Sign

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 Japanese soldiers in not too deep depths. Based on my experiences, such deposits range from 5 to 15 feet only.

Aside from the depth, the Japanese soldiers also left clues that are commonly simple since they really do not have enough time to make and use signs that were more complicated.

So if the markers that you discovered on your site simply consist of very simple treasure signs such as the arrow signs or arrowheads, we can say that the treasure deposit is probably buried at a shallow depth.

However, if the treasure markers that you discovered on your site consist of very artistic engraved signs then it means that the Japanese soldiers had enough time in hiding their treasure loot. Thus, you have to expect that the items are probably buried at a very deep depth.

Four Different Meanings of Two Holes Marker

If we are going to cover all types of holes as a Yamashita treasure sign then this post will end up as the longest post that I’ve ever written on this blog. So let’s just focus our discussion about the two side-by-side holes.

Old Trail or Old Road

The first meaning of a two hole marker is that it refers to an “old trail” or “old road”. So if you happen to discover such a marker on your site then you really have to go around to find this specific location. If you have trouble trying to figure this one out then you can probably ask the old folks who are still familiar about the place.

If you happen to know that there is one old trail nearby then this is definitely the place being referred to by the two holes marker. In most cases, the location of this old trail or road is where the item has been buried.


The second meaning of a two hole marker is it refers to a certain “monument”. It actually refers to a certain place where there used to be an old structure such as an old house, statue, flag pole, or any other objects that have a strong connection to the Japanese Imperial Army. The only problem about these objects is that the majority of them no longer exist today where they probably got ruined a long time ago.

But the most important thing is that you should be able to identify the exact location where they used to be. The main reason is that the treasure deposit is often buried underneath these specific locations.

Two Separate Treasure Deposits

The third meaning of a two hole marker is it indicates two separate treasure deposits on the site. But before we can confirm this as the true meaning of the marker, it actually requires additional markers around. These additional markers will clarify if these two holes are really referring to a two separate treasure deposit.

So again, it is very important that we need to search the nearby surroundings for any other markers that might influence the meaning of the two holes marker.

Next Important Marker

The fourth meaning of a two hole marker is it means that we need to search for the next important marker. If the next marker is referred to as “important”, it means that this is the final marker that provides all the necessary details where the deposit has been buried.

The only main problem about holes as Yamashita treasure markers is analyzing them if they were man-made or simply made by nature. You have to know that mother nature also created a lot of holes that were closely similar to the way the Japanese soldiers made their holed markers. But through a lot of experience, this is the only way that will allow you to distinguish them apart.

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