it was also known Bridge" but as some of the shirst, it was known as the roku sra: right where
and as Yanagihale origin of the ince the early 18stle bridge is said that
A bridge was first built on this spot in 1698 - the 11 year of the Genroku Era - right where the
Kanda River flowed into the Sumida River. At first, it was known as the Kawaguchi-Deguchi-no-Hashi
1-1-1、Yanagi-bashi, Taito ku
or "River Mouth Bridge" but as some of the Shogunate's armories were located nearby, it is said that
it was also known as the Yanokura-bashi (armory bridge) or Yanoki-bashi (castle bridge). It apparently
came to be known as Yanagi-bashi or "Willow Bridge" since the early 18thcentury (kyoho era),
A number of stories exist that explain the origin of the name. One idea is that the bridge stood on
the edge of the area known as Yanagihara. Another story suggests that the "Yanoki" was simply
re-written as "Yanagi", and yet another states that the bridge was named after a willow tree that
stood on the road approaching the bridge. The bridge was re built in iron in 1887, and the current
incarnation of the bridge was completed in 1929. During the Edo Period, the approach to the bridge
was a bustling road lined with companies that operated pleasure cruises on the river. After the fall
of the Shogunate and the Meiji Restoration, Yanagi-bashi was well-known for its red light district,
and a great many literary and artistic figures used it as a subject of their work. The bridge also
appears often in the narratives of Rakugo, including the tale Funatoka.
People Connected to Yanari bashi
Ryuhoku Narushina Born in the Kuramae area. Wrote the work The New Chronicles of tangi-taski
Kiyoshika Kobayashi His work. A Distant View of Kansku tridge Iron Alatavanaxi Bridge, shows
a detailed view of the area around the bridge as it once looked in the past.
The haiku he composed was in the poetry collection Kamzan Keluhaku:
(hWne SPOR PRO11載。
wamam tums and looks back.
Lived in what is now Yanagibashi l
called in think ataniachi, and his byk Silence paints a Vivid picture of the
neighborhood in the early 20 centuly. Also the famous heaks, including Spring
and The Family, were published white he lived in the area.
etne. He worte an essay about Yaaari-hashi
The author od such works as henkaku Shodhi (he Swardsman Traxle) about
the area around Yamasi bashi.
Taits City sard of holocations