瑞穂町図書館/温故知新 ― 瑞穂町を旅する地域資料

瑞穂の地名

二、街道について  2. About Kaido (highways or main roads)

 三日市場とは三の日、八の日の市(三、八の市)の立った所沢のことであろう。秩父街道北を通る道との古記録をもとに推定すると、西平‐火葬場‐富士山北‐所沢街道に合流する道の原形が発見できた。この道は南は小作を経て五日市方面への道ではなかったかと考えられる。Mikka-ichiba probably refers to Tokorozawa, where the market used to be open on the days with a "3" (the 3rd, 13th and 23rd of the month) and also the days with an "8" (similarly, the 8th, 18th, and 28th). When estimated by going on the old record's account of the road that passed by the north of Chichibu Kaido, it was possible to ascertain the original track of the road running through Nishi-daira - Kasoba (crematrium) - Fujiyama-kita and joining Tokorozawa Kaido. The southern portion of this road is thought to have led to Itsukaichi area by way of Ozaku.