Photographer's Note

This photograph is taken in the promenade along Sumida River. I think that this place is around Sumida River Ōhashi near Nihombashi Hakozaki-chō, Chūō-ku. I came out from Hamachō park to the promenade in Sumida River, and was taking a walk in the direction of Tsukiji. On the way, while looking sideways at Shin-Ōhashi, Kiyosu Bridge, and Sumida River Ōhashi who are built over Sumida River, I went past there. Occasionally, the water-bus and the transport ship pass Sumida River. I could see the tower of TOKYO SKYTREE in the distance. Sumida River is first-grade river of the 23.5 km in full length which branches from Arakawa at the new Iwabuchi sluice in Kita-ku, Tokyo and with which it fills Tokyo Bay. And, there are built twenty five bridge of the old and new in Sumida River. Although the bridge which is visible to this photograph was called Eitai Bridge and bridged as first iron bridge in Japan in 1897, it was re-bridged in 1926 after the Great Kanto Earthquake. It is a tied arch-type bridge. In 2007, Eitai Bridge was designated as the important cultural property (building) of the country with Kachidoki Bridge and Kiyosu Bridge for the first time as a highway bridge of all prefectures. The super-high-rise rental apartment group of the Sumida Riverside tower is visible beyond this bridge. It is developed and rented as one of the waterfront redevelopment projects along Sumida River at the beginning of 1990. Though Tokyo leaves an old thing, the town itself accomplishes the change every day so that a time may be preceded. It seems to pour in new blood aiming at the more functional town. On the bench of the promenade, the one young man sat on the bench and was gazing at the river at lunchtime. Probably, he is the youth who is working for the company near this. What does he consider in this Tokyo desert?

Water-bus sailing the river: workshops

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