The Hijiri-bashi bridge spanned over Kanda river was illuminated

Illuminated Hijiri-bashi bridge
Shot near Ochanomizu Station in Tokyo
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There is a bridge over the Kanda River that runs beside Ochanomizu Station. It is the Hijiri-bashi Bridge. It means Holy Bridge in Japanese. It is said that the name comes from the fact that it connects two holy places, Holy Resurrection Cathedral and Yushima Seido, located on both sides of the river. At night, the bridge is lit up and its light reflects on the surface of the river. The beautiful arches of the bridge could be seen faintly.

I think it is a luxury to build a beautiful bridge. People crossing the bridge cannot see it, and its exterior design has nothing to do with the ease of crossing it. There is no relationship between beauty and utility when viewed from a distance. But a beautiful structure adds a touch of class to a city. It is a luxurious existence.

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Mar 2005 ARCHITECTURE TOKYO
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PHOTO DATA

No

34

Shooting Date

Feb 2005

Posted On

March 9, 2005

Modified On

June 22, 2021

Place

Ochanomizu, Tokyo

Genre

Night Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

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