Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Bay

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Most wouldn't think to walk across the Rainbow Bridge, and almost nobody does it. In this paternalistic land one is surprised to find it even permitted, inhospitable as the journey is. After walking from an obscure station through a practically deserted waterfront warehouse district, one climbs and begins the wind-buffeted, roughly 1km passage with a nearly constant assault of passing trucks on one side (shaking the bridge and causing the photographer to emit a stream of oaths into the din) and the vertiginous drop into the bay on the other. But the views are wholly unique. It is for each to decide if this is just a very bad idea or one of the rare free and solitary pleasures of Tokyo.


Blogger Laura Ohata said...

What a beautifully written post! Sigh! I couldn't do better myself.

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