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Shinjuku-ku, Nishiwaseda / Toshima-ku, Takada
The name of the bridge is related to a legend where a man's friend fell in love with the man's beautiful wife, and the friend killed her husband, and the sad woman avenged her husband, and she threw herself in the Kanda-gawa River, after reciting a poem and looking at her reflection in the flow of the river. It is a famous spot for fireflies. There are several theories on where the bridge was located, including one which states it was located in the middle of the Kanda-gawa River where the present day Omokage-bashi Bridge is located, and another which says it was a bridge over a small river which was located slightly further north.