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Trekking to Wilson’s Stump

Antonia is staying at Yakushima with Workaway. It looks like she’s going to go somewhere with Jennifer, a mountain guide.
The destination seems to be Wilson’s Stump.

Wilson’s Stump is a cedar stump that was reportedly cut down by order of Toyotomi Hideyoshi (one of Japan’s famous warlords) in the latter half of the 16th century. About 100 years ago, it was rediscovered by botanist Ernest Henry Wilson. If it was not cut down, it could have become the largest tree not only on Yakushima, but in Japan as well. Inside the stump, there is a small shrine and spring water flows out. When you look up from inside, a heart-shaped sky can be seen, so it is said to be a power spot for improving one’s luck with love.


Trekking to Wilson’s Stump

Jennifer Lue

Special thanks to
Sangaku Taro