• The Nihonbashi

Located in today's Chuo ward in Tokyo, the Nihonbashi Bridge was designated as the starting point of five important routes in Japan during the reign of fourth shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi. The Tokaido Road extended westward from the bridge, while the Nakasendo Road extended eastward from the bridge. A total of 69 accommodations comprise this 332 mile road known as the Nakasendo Road, ending at the Sanjou Oohashi Bridge in Kyoto.

Nihonbashi where the bright red morning sun rises is the center of Edo common people. The left of the river is a fish bank, and the fish store carries a big tuna in a yoke.

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