upper bridge fake jewel

Morioka City

Central Iwate

The bridge above was built by Toshinao, the lord of the Nanbu domain, over the Nakatsugawa River at the same time as he built Morioka Castle. Of the bronze imitation jewels decorating the railing, eight have inscriptions dated to 1609 (Keicho 14), and 10 have inscriptions dated to 1611 (1611). It is extremely rare that so many remain, and in 1945 it was designated as a nationally important art object.

Uenohashi-cho, Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture 020-0887
Morioka Tourism and Convention Association
Phone number 019-604-3305
FAX number 019-653-4417

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