A structure in Nanzenji Temple
This is a brick-made bridge for supplying clean water in the middle of Kyoto city and pass through a site of Nanzenji Temple, one of biggest temples in Kyoto and the highest ranking temple of all Zen temples in Kyoto. The bridge was built about 120 years ago, making the most of the Western technique of civil engineering.
This structure has conveyed supply water from Biwa Lake, the biggest lake in Japan and near Kyoto, to Kyoto.
By the way, what brought the structure in the site of the highest-ranking temple? Some said that the new government in those days built this structure not only to supply water into Kyoto but also to harass the temple. This temple got a lot of benefits from the old government, which was overthrown by the new government. So the new government in those days is said to have disliked the temple.
But now, this old structure adds a fascinating sightseeing spot to the temple, thanks to the harassment.
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