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Katsushika Hokusai: The Tenman Bridge in Settsu Province (Sesshû Tenmanbashi), from the series Remarkable Views of Bridges in Various Provinces (Shokoku meikyô kiran) - Museum of Fine Arts

 

Crowded Tenman Bridge

is a vantage point for those

who like to watch boats.

 

Katsushika Hokusai: Fukui Bridge in Echizen Province (Echizen Fukui no hashi), from the series Remarkable Views of Bridges in Various Provinces (Shokoku meikyô kiran) - Museum of Fine Arts

 

Fukui Bridge:

when you carry loads, it’s steep;

better going down.

 

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Sure-footed travellers

on the suspension bridge sigh,

traversing the arch.

 

11º Ano - Ciência e Hipótese. Validade e Verificabilidade das Hipóteses/Teorias

 

The Cloud-Hanging Bridge

of Mount Gyada

is pure fantasy.

 

Katsushika Hokusai: Yahagi Bridge at Okazaki on the Tôkaidô (Tôkaidô Okazaki Yahagi no hashi), from the series Remarkable Views of Bridges in Various Provinces (Shokoku meikyô kiran) - Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

Underneath arches

at Yahagi Bridge, archers

aim for a bulls-eye.

 

Togetsu Bridge in Arashiyama

 

Togetsu-kyo:

the bridge draws crowds who,

once blessed, don’t look back.

 

(image by Pastaitaken)

 

The Kintai Bridge spans:

trajectories of crickets,

actualised in wood.

 

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Yatsuhashi Bridge

zig-zags crazily across

the reeds, on high stilts.

 

Woodblock print. Rural landscape. View of the bridge of boats at Sano. 1 of 3. Nishiki-e on paper.

 

 

Sano’s pontoon bridge

operates in ice, though

slippery underfoot.

 

 

 

 

 

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