When walking along Fukagawa, I often come across rivers and waterways. In the past, Tokyo was known as the "City of Water" because of its many canals and waterways, but many of them have been reclaimed due to the Great Kanto Earthquake, the disposal of earth left over from World War II and the construction of expressways. Sukiyabashi was originally the name of a bridge built over the outer moat of Edo Castle, but the moat has been filled in and is now nowhere to be found, and Kyobashi was the name of a bridge built over the Kyobashi River, but the river has disappeared. Only the name of the bridge remains as the name of the river and waterway.
In such a situation, in Fukagawa, which is a short distance from the city center, rivers and waterways still remain as they were in the past, and the Onagi River, Oyoko River, and Yokojikken River still have a strong presence. The Sendai Horikawa River, which I encountered at this time, was also flowing majestically through Fukagawa.
The Sendai Horikawa River is a canal excavated in the Edo period (1603-1868), and it is said to have originated from the fact that goods were transported from this canal to the storehouses of the Sendai clan on the northern bank. On the canal with such a long history, there is a bridge with an equally long history, the Kamehisa Bridge, built in 1930. And beyond the rugged steel frame, I could see the Tokyo Skytree, completed in 2012, which is much younger than the canal and the bridge.
|Aug 2021 IN THE CITY TOKYO|
|BRIDGE FRAMEWORK FUKAGAWA TOWER|
August 24, 2021
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF