Last stop, Togetsu-kyo Bridge

It was almost time to leave Kyoto’s Arashiyama district. My legs were tired after some six hours of walking on a thirty degree day, but I had to stand on Togetsu-kyo Bridge.

Moth, Arishiyama
I captured this moth on the way to the bridge. Notice the serpent heads on the tips of its upper wings.

Togetsu-kyo Bridge was first built in 836. Togetsu means crossing moon, the name given by Emperor Kameyama when he observed the moon crossing the sky.

Togetsu-kiyo Bridge, Arashiyama
Togetsu-kyo Bridge, Arashiyama, Kyoto

Below was Katsura River and I was not surprised to learn that this river had been harnessed for hydro-electric power in 2005 because everywhere I went, I heard the sound of rushing water.