Nishi Otani Entsu-kyo Bridge(1)
[ID] 398  ( ID:398 )
[Photographer] Ogawa,Kazumasa
[Album] Ogawa,Kazumasa (Album)
[Place] Kyoto
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 270x209
[Cabinet] 9-28-0
[Keyword] temple/bridge
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The Entsu bridge over Kogetsu Pond at the entrance to the Otani Honro. It was built to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the death of Shinran in 1856. It is the only circle arch bridge in Japan. The two circles are reflected in the pond. It is also called Megane (spectacles) bridge. It has round pillars with ornamental tops, with round handrails.