Daily Archives: January 21, 2013

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  • Drum Bridge Photo, posted 2013-01-21

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    The Drum Bridge, or Taikobashi, in the Japanese Garden at Missouri Botanical Gardens is one of my favorite subjects.  According to the Garden’s website, http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/our-garden/gardens-conservatories/international-gardens/japanese-garden.aspx, the Drum Bridge connects Teahouse Island with the northwest mainland. Its name alludes to its round shape, which completes a circle in its own reflection in the water. It is constructed of redwood and is left unpainted to preserve its natural appearance. Bronze caps topping the four posts at each end of the Drum Bridge are called giboshi.  […]

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