The outer moat of the Imperial Palace
No. 139B MOAT AT TOKYO
[ID] 2992กกกก( ID:2992 )
[Photographer] unknown
[Album]
[Place] Tokyo
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 254x195
[Cabinet] 59-77-0
[Keyword] Edo Castle/bridge

Southern view from the riverbank in Honmachi, near Tokiwa Bridge. Two waterways intersect here and, although not visible, a stone bridge called Ikkokubashi was located on the left spanning the canal which eventually becomes Nihonbashi River. The gap in the wall on the right is Dosan Moat, which originates from Ryunokuchi where the excess water from the inside moats is released. The moat was filled in around 1909. The outer moats beyond Nihonbashi River were filled in after World War II. Consequently, the waterway intersection can no longer be seen. Taken in the mid-Meiji Period. Same as photograph #2199.