Looking Southward from Kitayama Bridge
Written in kanji characters, there are generally two ways for writing “Kamo River.” Although pronounced identically, one uses kanji characters meaning "duck river," and this refers to the lower part of the Kamo River where it merges with the Takano River. The other version that uses characters meaning "congratulate" and "bush" refers to the upper river up to the place where the two rivers flow into each other. The river name was apparently taken from the name of the ancient clan who first settled in the area before the construction of the Heian Capital. This shot is of the "upper" river, and the vanishing point is where the river meets with the Takano River.