Thursday, October 30, 2014

One of the most famous Wooden Bridges in Japan;

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This bridge is called "錦帯橋, Kintaikyo" 
One of the three masterpiece of wooden bridges in Japan.
                  
My husband's brother lives very close to this famous bridge. Last Sunday, his wife had 60th birthday celebration as well as retirement form her job as a nurse. We were able to have a wonderful gathering with nieces and their babies as well.  After leaving their house, I decided to take pictures to introduce this bridge. Here is the English page you can read the detail by category;

*The view from the parking lot alongside the river*

*View from the road side after go up the stairs from the parking lot*
entrance to the bridge; you can see the cars parked under the bridge


*Crossing the Bridge*

*After crossing, view from the opposite side of the river*
This bridge leads to the castle located above the mountain. And enabled the vassals of the land lord to gather swiftly for the important meetimg etc.


As the link page said, this unique and sophisticated construction of the bridge arches is said to be impeccable, even from the perspective of modern bridge engineering. This is not the original bridge, rebuild version. 

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27 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

wow! it is truly beautiful! i love the entire setting!

Linda said...

That is a lovely bridge, and the views are so nice!

Linda Kay said...

Miyako, these pictures are absolutely stunning. Love that old bridge, and would love to walk across it to enjoy the view of the river. Thanks for sharing. Hugs from Texas!

Tamago said...

Hi Miyako san. This is such a beautiful bridge, very sophisticated indeed! Your photos are amazing. Especially love the one with some lights on in the background. Looks like many people visit there. Must be really nice walk on the lovely bridge with beautiful scenery!
Have a wonderful day, Miyako san!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

This is an awesome bridge! Really love your photos of it.
Sorry I haven't been around for awhile. Just too much going on in my life,

Terri said...

Awesome- what a gorgeous bridge, and I love the design..and the castle on top of the mountain looks interesting.

September Violets said...

Such a beautiful bridge. It reminds of the path a stone will take when skipped across the water. Have a great day Miyako! Wendy x

Marie said...

What a stunning bridge! Your photographs are wonderful, Miyako! I really enjoyed reading the history of the bridge, and learning that they refused to use concrete in the re-build. I am so glad they did not. The stone bases are beautiful! I love the arches, and would love to see this beautiful bridge one day.

Thanks for your wonderful comments on both of my Mesa Verde posts. I always love reading what you have to say!

Marie said...

By the way, Mesa Verde means "green table" which reflected the early days of vegetation on the surface. It had to be a lush environment at one time.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
What a sad history on this bridge from the 17th Century on... so many times rebuilt. So this actual photo shows the 1989 version; rebuilt again after the typhoon.
Hugs,
Mariette

EG CameraGirl said...

It's a lovely bridge! But you have to walk and down a lot to get to the other side!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a beautiful bridge and surroundings. And lovely to live near it. Your photos are stunning! So beautiful.

The family gathering sounds lovely.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, what a lovely bridge..I love the arches and design.. And the castle is a pretty scene, beautiful photos.. Enjoy the rest of your week!

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous photography of a very beautiful bridge ~ can see why it is famous! Thanks, Miyako ~ xoxox from the USA.

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Gunilla Bäck said...

Hello Miyako, The bridge is gorgeous. Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your family. Big hugs from Finland.

Margaret Adamson said...

It is amazingly beautiful and a fine piece of engineering and construction

sarah said...

Wow,What a beautiful bridge! The night view is also marvelous. I've never been there.So I want to visit there someday,and Onomichi,too. There are many beautiful places to visit around Setonaikai,aren't they?
Have a nice day!

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

Sounds like you had a great time with your family. Your pictures are a amazing, beautiful bridge! And the mountains looks great too. Love to come to your blog to see Japan.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Very impressive and spectacularly beautiful, Miyako. Thank you for taking pictures of it from different angles. It's impressive no matter where you are.

bailey-road.com said...

What an awesome bridge, so beautifully photographed! I think it's wonderful that historic structures like this bridge and castle have been rebuilt. It is a great way to teach and retain the history and the culture of the people.

Andrea Priebe said...

Pefection ... an absolutely amazing engineering accomplishment. Too bad the original didn't survive, but think of it ... this perfectly beautiful bridge was built twice. Love this, Orchid ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Ida said...

Wow that is really a beautiful bridge. I loved seeing the different views of it.

Felicia said...

super gorgeous images Miyako. What a beautiful bridge...love it. looks like the water level is very low too.

Jane said...

oh wow. the bridge is very very beautiful. i wonder and think about all the people that must've crossed it and what their stories were. xx

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Miyako
Great photos.
It's wonderful to see such a beautiful bridge is preserved and cared for.
I would enjoy walking on it and imagining who has treaded that same path before me!
Enjoy your weekend.
Shane

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
Happy 37th wedding anniversary to you both!

幸せなあなたの両方に 37 の結婚記念日 !
Hugs and love,
Mariette

Tanya Breese said...

such a neat bridge and i enjoyed all the photos!