Apologies for the blurry image, I've been trying to identify a location in a relatives photo and this sign appears to be the only hint I have at it. I'm afraid my grasp of written Japanese isn't quite strong enough to understand it though, would anyone here be able to decipher it for me?


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    Isn't that a Google Maps street view screenshot?
    – siikamiika
    Commented Apr 10, 2017 at 14:41
  • I've got some talking to do with uncle then it appears.
    – John Smith
    Commented Apr 10, 2017 at 14:49
  • If your authority as somebody who understands some Chinese characters is on the line, you can tell that you saw 「天大橋」 and then you saw the (c)2015 Google watermark :P
    – siikamiika
    Commented Apr 10, 2017 at 14:54

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It says:




"Tendai Bridge"

"Completed in December, Year 59 of Showa" ← That is 1984.

The bridge seems to be located in the City of Satsuma-Sendai in Kagoshima Prefecture unless there is a bridge with the same name somewhere else.

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