October 17, 2010

Oh The Horror!


This is Mutsumi Bridge, a pedestrian bridge that crosses over the Seibu Line near Tokorozawa Station. It's also quite a famous bridge.

Have you ever heard of the movie series "Ju-on (呪怨)?"

It's a Japanese horror film that was a big hit in Japan. After the first "Ju-on" film, it was so popular, another film, "Ju-on 2," was released. This also lead to a remake in Hollywood called "The Grudge" in 2004. I nearly died of fright just from seeing the trailer for this movie (which they kept on playing on TV...at night!) so I haven't seen it. But I hear it's pretty scary!

Anyways, so you may wonder what all this has to do with this bridge...well, Mutsumi Bridge was used in one of the scenes! More specifically, the very last scene in "Ju-on 2!"

Are you curious enough to watch it?


Click below for photos of (probably) non-horror-related bridges around the world!



Sunday Bridges hosted by Louis

27 comments:

Francisca said...

Nothing "horror" about this baby blue bridge. But I'll pass on the movie, okay? :-D

[My bridge was between Astoria and Portland, Oregon. My friend does the City Daily Photo for Astoria: http://astoriaoregondailyphoto.blogspot.com/]

Arti said...

The view from the second pic is quite scary.. I have heard about the movie but not seen it..
Have a lovely day:)

NYC In Photographs said...

I've only seen the American versions, but maybe one day I will watch the Japanese ones. I hope I wont get too scared and that I'll have someone watching it with me lol.

I really like the second shot. Great composition!

Cezar and Léia said...

Funny idea about the movie, I think I would be scared to cross this bridge after all!
Very creative idea for this theme, well done!
Léia

Neva said...

I am in no way a horror show fan and avoid watching ANY of them...even on tv as trailers...which I hate when they do that.....so no, I won't be watching the movie but I like your shot!

Luna Miranda said...

i've heard of Ju-on but haven't seen it. but i remember having nightmares about Sadako (he Ring).:p

interesting bridge-with steps. i like the 2nd photo.

cieldequimper said...

If you hadn't said anything, I wouldn't be shuddering! ;-)

☺lani☺ said...

Interesting story! thanks for dropping by, yes, we encountered typhooon in Ishigaki during our cruise, and we need to go back to Taiwan one day ahead. We're supposed to go to Naha yet :(
Anyways, happy week ahead of you!

Ebie said...

I am not for scary movies, but I can manage climbing those steps.

VP said...

I have seen the whole series, original and remake: they are creepy and effective!

Inverness Daily Photo said...

I must look out for the film.

joo said...

You makde me really curious - such innocent looking bridge in such a scary movie:)

Genie said...

I cannot watch any horror movies...but I love your blue bridge. The steps are so interesting...don’t think I have ever seen anything like this before. Your 2nd shot is really spooky...I get nervous just looking at it. What a great contribution to Sunday Bridges. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Woody said...

I like the first shot because is helps you understand the height. The second shot is very cleverly composed!

VioletSky said...

perhaps my imagination is in overdrive - wondering about the missing link in that pretty blue fence...

Lesley said...

All those steps makes this a very interesting bridge. Good for your leg muscles!

Evelyn said...

I love the 2nd photo, nice broken metal of the fence... but no horror films for me!

ps. I am pleased that I could read むつみ but not the last word - can't read Chinese characters yet!

ρομπερτ said...

How interesting to see the traces left of the many steps taken to cross that bridge.

The only Japanese movies I remember are Black Rain and The last Samurai. Please have a wonderful new week.

daily athens

T. Becque said...

No I will not watch it, I can't take movies like that! I'm the biggest wimp and would have to sleep with my lights on!

Tall Gary said...

About this curious. I’m thinking about getting some white makeup, a long black wig, and A LOT of fake blood and crawling on my belly around that bridge on Halloween. Ha ha!

Louis la Vache said...

Good one, Kaori!

Frightening or not, Big or small, we welcome them all at Sunday Bridges!

Babzy said...

nice story about the bridge ....don't go there at night ;)

Ann said...

you got lots of gingko trees?

http://ann-mythoughtsandphotos.blogspot.com/2009/04/gingko-biloba-pak-gou.html

The Chinese value this very much,

B SQUARED said...

I avoid horror movies at all costs. Reality is scary enough for me.

arabesque said...

anything that's horrifically horror is out of the question! ^0^
not something i would watch because i literally can't sleep at night. teehee!

Halcyon said...

I have never seen the Japanese or American versions. But I think I have heard of the Japanese one. I'd probably watch it. I like horror movies.

mia said...

Omigod this was the bridge??? I've seen it and I couldn't sleep for a week. Ugh. Nightmares. I'm getting shivers just being reminded of it.

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