Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan [025] Bridge (003)

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Title Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan [025] Bridge (003)
Collection Name and Number P0479 Lennox and Catherine Tierney Photo Collection
Photo Number Box 39, Japan Tokyo Imperial Palace, 123
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 1949
Subject Japan--History--Allied occupation,--1945-1952--Photographs; Kōkyo (Tokyo, Japan)--Photographs; Parks--Japan--Tokyo--Photographs; Architecture--Japan--Tokyo--Photographs; Bridges--Japan--Tokyo--Photographs; Lampposts--Japan--Tokyo--Photographs; Willows--Japan--Tokyo--Photographs; Japan
Keywords Imperial Residence
Spatial Coverage Honshū (Japan); Kantō Region (Japan); Tokyo (Japan); Chiyoda-ku (Tokyo, Japan)
Description Photograph taken during Lennox Tierney's service with the Allied occupation of Japan, 1949-1952; shows Nijubashi (Double Bridge), Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan
Caption on Slide Nijubashi (Double Bridge), Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan.
Additional Information Image was scanned from color slide. Lennox Tierney served as Commissioner of Art and Monuments during the Allied occupation of Japan (1945-1952). Note: "Nijubashi (which means the 'Double Bridge') is one of the most well-known bridges in Japan. If you are looking at the bridge from the front, the two separate bridges appear as a single two storied bridge. The correct name for the bridge in the foreground is 'Stone Bridge of the Main Gate' and the bridge in the background is called 'Steel Bridge of the Main Gate'. The well-known 'Nijubashi' usally indicates this 'Steel Bridge of the Main Gate'. The name 'Nijubashi' derives from the fact that... [originally], this Steel Bridge was made of wood and was further reinforced with wooden beams, thus creating a so-called double bridge. This is why people began to call the bridge the 'Double Bridge' (Nijubashi). The present bridge was re-constructed in 1964. Nijubashi bridge is only opened on special occasions such as for official state guests and for holding formal ceremonies at the Imperial Palace."--KOKYO GAIEN NATIONAL GARDEN website. Note: "Tokyo Imperial Palace is the main residence of the Emperor of Japan. It is a large park-like area located in the Chiyoda area of Tokyo and contains several buildings including the main palace, the private residences of the imperial family, an archive, museum and administrative offices. It is built on the site of the old Edo castle."--Wikipedia.
Type Image
Creator Tierney, Lennox
Rights Management This material may be protected by copyright. Permission required for use in any form. For further information please contact the Multimedia Archivist, Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
ARK ark:/87278/s6v41c7q
Digitization Specifications Original scanned on Nikon Coolscan 5000 and saved as 2700 ppi TIFF. Display image generated in CONTENTdm as JP2000.
Donor Tierney, Lennox; Tierney, Catherine
Setname uum_lctpc
Date Created 2013-01-15
Date Modified 2015-06-24
ID 340938
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6v41c7q
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