first posted August 8
This is a view from a boat going under EitaiBashi bridge.
The wooden column on the left is a pier of the bridge.
In a distance, you can see Tsukudajima island, which was, at that time, a very small fishing village.
With a light of the moon and a little fire on their boats, fishermen from the island are catching Shirauo (very small white fish).
This is how it looks today.
Wow! What a difference!
Now Tsukudajima island is connected to downtown Tokyo by bridges and subway.
High-rise condos are soaring to the sky.
In old days, it was fishing boats.
But now, gleaming boats are going up and down the Sumida River every night.
They are Yakatabune, old-fashioned Houseboats.
I took a picture of one that just passed under the EitaiBashi bridge.
I hope you can tell.
This is how it looks during daytime.
At lunch break, many businessmen were by the riverside, eating their lunch or just enjoying their break.
It was a hot day. But I enjoyed the summer breeze.