Imabashi Bridge is "Imabashi". Even if the small river in the beautiful area is at the end of Imabashi, there is no water after passing Imabashi, and the river is blocked. There are many small bridges in the beautiful area, but Imabashi is undoubtedly the most important one. On one side of the bridge is the Ohara Museum of Art, and on the other side is the neighboring house of the old Ohara family residence and Mrs. Ohara’s other residence. There are swans coming and going under the bridge, and boatmen in small boats carry tourists in the river.
Imabashi is a small bridge over the canal in the Kurashiki Bikan District. It can be crossed in less than a minute, just a few steps. The difference between Imabashi and other small bridges is that the railings of Imabashi are carved with dragon patterns. This was when Emperor Showa visited Kurashiki in the 15th year of Taisho, 1926. The designer responsible for building the bridge at that time happened to be a dragon, so he carved a dragon on Imabashi.
Okayama’s Kurashiki Bikaner District is known as the southern water town of Japan. There are several bridges over the river. The bridge that connects the neighboring village and the Ohara Art Museum is called Imabashi. Standing on the bridge, watching the swans pass by, and the boatman carrying tourists to admire the scenery on both sides of the strait. If the weather is better, the scenery will be perfect.