I was listening to a song called Togetsukyo - Kimi Omou - and searching up the English translation. It comes from the latest endings of Detective Conan and during the ending, it shows the animation of a long bridge upon a river surrounded by forests with their leaves colored by autumn. I was marveling at the animation because it looked absolutely amazing and it also made me long to go to a place like that.
But while I was looking up the English translation for the song, I saw that there was a line that read, ‘On the Togetsu Bridge…’ and I suddenly got curious which lead to me looking up this bridge and boy, did I fall in love immediately.
The full name of it is Togetsukyo and it means ‘bridge to the moon’ or ‘Moon Crossing Bridge’ and this is a place that I definitely aim to go to whenever I get the chance to visit Japan. It’s in the outskirts of Kyoto and in Arashiyama which is a famous tourist attraction. It looks like a place where you go and clear your head while marveling at the beauty of nature that surrounds you. I’m still trying to get my head wrapped around the fact that a place like this actually exists and I may be able to visit it someday. It’s just…it’s so beautiful and it looks so serene.
I am having a lot of feels right now.
And the meaning of the name: Moon Crossing Bridge.
I am completely in love.