Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Nihonbashi


This is Nihonbashi, the name of bridge. "Nihon" means Japan and "Bashi" means bridge so the name means "Japan bridge" in English.

Nihonbashi used to be the center of Tokyo during Edo period and is the beginning of the road to Kyoto, Tokaido, and because of such milestone, Mitsukoshi and Takashimaya, the most established department stores in Japan, are near the bridge.

Now this stone-made bridge is covered with the expressways, encompassing the entire Tokyo like the web. Every time I pass througth the bridge, I feel the bridge seem to need the sunlight.

3 Comments:

At 11:24 PM, Blogger spaulo, brasil said...

wonderful photos, it's a pleasure visiting your blog.
greetings form brasil!

 
At 11:29 PM, Blogger Enrico Pangan said...

nihonbashi seem to have lost its beauty because of that expressway. :-(

 
At 2:04 PM, Blogger Coltrane_lives said...

Macky, I've been away from blogging for awhile so it's nice to get back to your site. Thanks for the explanation. Hope all is well in Japan. I thoroughly enjoyed my visitors from Tokyo and was pleased that they enjoyed their stay in the US.

 

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