There are actually some Yamashita treasure signs that do not give directions but they provide clues to the specific location where the item is hidden.

Based on my own personal experiences as a treasure hunter, such treasure signs often refer to places such as old creeks, rivers, cemeteries, churches, and etc…

In this post, we are going to cover one of these treasure signs discovered by one of our fellow treasure hunter in this community.

Below is the actual photo taken by our fellow treasure hunter on his site.

As we can see, the marker is deeply engraved on the surface of a large old rock. I carefully studied and analyzed the way this marker has been engraved and I can say that it is legit or man-made.

Thus, my interpretation of this treasure marker is that it refers to a large river nearby. This means that we need to search for this specific place and look for the next marker.

Assuming that there is a large river nearby, we have to explore both sides. But based on my own experiences, the JIA (Japanese Imperial Army) soldiers commonly put their markers at the intersection portion and curve portion of the river. So make sure that you should put more focus on exploring these portions.

I have already covered more about these portions in one of my previous posts. In this post, I made detailed illustrations on possible spots that you need to search and explore. Check it out – River Sites.

Another post in relation to this topic that I recommend for you to read is about how to interpret the Y Shape or Symbol.

The downside to this kind of treasure marker is that you will have to undergo a lot of searching and exploring which could take a lot of time. Unlike the arrow signs and “arrowheads” where they provide specific directions that we just have to simply follow and arrive at the next location of the marker.

Moreover, exploring is actually a vital part of the job of being a treasure hunter. Whenever we start a certain project, we always conduct thorough exploration of the site. Our goal is to search and discover all possible treasure markers on the site before we attempt to decode them.  

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