The last bridge before the Kanda river merges into Sumida is called Yanagibashi, meaning the willow bridge. It’s name comes from the surrounding area, which used to be called Yanagiwara, the “Willow field", because of the willows on the bank of the river. Another theory is that Yanagibashi is a phonetic shift from the Edo period name of the bridge, Yanokibashi, meaning “the armory bridge", name coming from a nearby shogunal army arrow depot.
I like a lot this area, because it offers a picturesque view featuring a large number of traditional yakatabune roofed boats.
Yesterday’s Japan Photo: