I can tell you that this is not Monet’s Japanese footbridge , maybe not one that inspired Monet.
However, this was the first thing came to mind, when I saw this footbridge in the Ritsurin Gardens in ShikokThis footbridge, although offers a curve profile like the one in Monet’s painting, has quite a few intermittent column supports, whereas the Monet’s footbridge has a column free arch superstructure.
Unfortunately, there were also no water lilies near to the footbridge. However, there were a few big koi swimming around, which added to the atmosphere.
For comparison, I am also posting a sepia version of this footbridge.
It is my dream that one day, I will visit Giverny where Monet designed and built his Japanese footbridge. For a moment, I will live in the impressionist world of water, lilies, footbridge and to see this fusion of East and west in person!