TOKYO-2017 Architecture / Bridges

Series of Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo, Japan

  • Prize
    Bronze in Architecture/Bridges
  • Photographer
    Akira Takaue

Rainbow Bridge is a symbolic bridge located at the entrance of Tokyo Bay, constructed in 1993. Firstly I would like to present the big presence of the contrast high rise buildings of Tokyo Bay and strong perspective view of long truss girder of Rainbow Bridge, reflecting sunshine and dynamically flowing clouds based on 5-min long exposure in order to emphasize the contrast from the abstracted sky and sea by the long-exposure. Additionally, I would like to present not only the close distance view based on strong perspective view but also Profile View in order to complete the series of this bridge because generally architect design bridge structures, they never forget to prepare the profile view prior to various detail figures and drawings. This combination, close distance view and profile panoramic view may complete the series of real bridge from the point of view of structurally and photographically. The district, in which Raibow Bridge stands up, will be attracted worldwidely in 2020 because major marine sports competition will be held in the Olympic Game 2020 Tokyo. When you visit Japan in 2020 for Olympic game, this huge beautiful bridge will welcome your visit!