Iya Kazurabashi

Iya Kazurabashi

Iya Kazurabashi 祖谷かずら橋
A suspension bridges made of mountain vines (precisely kazurabashi)
45 meters across the Iya River
Rebuilt every three years
To be crossed in one direction only

Supposedly a place for the defeated Heike clan 平家
Every year a festival
To celebrate how they came to the valley
To hide from the victors in the Genpei War 源平合戦 (1180–1185)

Kanji: 橋. Radical: 木. Number of strokes: 16. Meaning: “ bridge”. Pronunciation: キョウ、はしkyō, hashi.

Kintai Bridge

Kintai Bridge

The Kintai Bridge 錦帯橋 – A unique and historical wooden arch bridge, built in 1673 and spanning the Nishiki River - It is located in Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.


Le pont Kintai 錦帯橋 - Un pont exceptionnel composé de cinq arches en bois, construit en 1673 et enjambant la rivière Nishiki - Il se trouve dans la ville d’Iwakuni, préfecture de Yamaguchi au Japon.

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