Kawazu Nanadaru Loop Bridge

Welcome to the Atlas Obscura Community discussion of Kawazu Nanadaru Loop Bridge in Kawazu, Japan. Ask questions or share travel tips, experiences, pictures, or general comments with the community. For the story behind this place, check out the Atlas Obscura entry:

The author refers to “painter’s trestles.” While trestle correctly refers to a support for a roadway or bridge, when referring to artists the correct term would be easel.

Painters and others who work at heights often use temporary structures commonly called scaffolds. Most of those painters are commercial, but artists (and not just painters but sculptors and mosaicists) use them too for tall works. This bridge does look like a circular scaffold, with trestles and a platform.

Some people think like an artist first, others like an engineer, others in other ways. All viewpoints have some degree of utility.