Hi! I'm Miyuki, a Japanese woman from Osaka, Japan. This blog is mainly about the introduction of places, events, and various stuff in southern part of Osaka City, Osaka, Kansai, and Japan

by berry-raspberry

A Nobel Prize Winner, Yasunari Kawabata and the Bridge of Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine

Yasunari Kawabata (1899~1972), a Nobel Prize of Literature winner in 1968, was born in Osaka City.

He wrote a short story “Soribashi”. “Soribashi” is the name of the bridge.

The bridge is this:

It is the name of the red bridge in Sumiyoshi Grand Shine.

Many people call this bridge “Taikobashi”, but the real name is “Soribashi.

There is a monument of his story beside the pond.

It says, “It is easier to go up Soribashi than to go down. I was being held in my mother’s arms.”

by berry-raspberry | 2011-06-30 19:51 | Sumiyoshi Shrine | Comments(0)