The first bridge over the Nihonbashi River was a wooden bridge, built in 1603 by Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first Tokugawa Shogun.
The present day’s bridge, built during the Meiji Era, is made of stone and it is built in the Renaissance style.
But there is an element reminding of the old times: the plaque with the name of the bridge, which is made after the writing of Tokugawa Yoshinobu, the last Shogun.
Nihonbashi Bridge, Tokyo
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