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Footpath Between Rice Fields

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A: Hiratsu Kaikan

od Shinya Omachi, 50 meters away

Hiratsu Kaikan

B: Shinto Gate, Togakushi Jinja Shrine

od Shinya Omachi, 110 meters away

Shinto Gate, Togakushi Jinja Shrine

C: Oratory, Togakushi Jinja Shrine

od Shinya Omachi, 150 meters away

Here is oratory of Togakushi ginja shrine.

Oratory, Togakushi Jinja Shrine

D: Seine, Seta river

od Shinya Omachi, 220 meters away

Seine, Seta river

E: Dry Riverbed Tenjingawa

od Shinya Omachi, 4.0 km daleko

Dry Riverbed Tenjingawa

F: Dry Riverbed Tenjingawa-river

od Shinya Omachi, 4.1 km daleko

Dry Riverbed Tenjingawa-river

G: Tomikawa Amitabha statue in cliff

od Shinya Omachi, 5.3 km daleko

This statue was made in about 1369.

Tomikawa Amitabha statue in cliff

H: Tenjingawa Rever 2nd Dam

od Shinya Omachi, 5.7 km daleko

Tenjingawa Rever 2nd Dam

I: Nakifudou

od Shinya Omachi, 6.8 km daleko

Nakifudou

J: Fork Tanakamiyama Yahazugatake

od Shinya Omachi, 6.9 km daleko

Fork Tanakamiyama Yahazugatake

This panorama was taken in Japan

This is an overview of Japan

The eight islands of Japan sprang into existence through Divine Intervention.

The first two gods who came into existence were Izanagi no Mikoto and Izanami no Mikoto, the Exalted Male and Exalted Female. It was their job to make the land for people to live on.

They went to the bridge between heaven and earth and, using a jewel-encrusted halberd, Izanagi and Izanami churned up the sea into a frothy foam. As salty drips of water fell from the tip of the halberd the first island was formed. Its name was Onogoro.

So far, so good. But when Izanagi and Izanami first met on their island, Izanami spoke to Isanagi without being spoken to first. Since she was the female, and this was improper, their first union created badly-formed offspring who were sent off into the sea in boats.

The next time they met, Izanagi was sure to speak first, ensuring the proper rules were followed, and this time they produced eight children, which became the islands of Japan.

I'm sure you did not fail to miss the significance of this myth for the establishment of Japanese formal society.

At present, Japan is the financial capital of Asia. It has the second largest economy in the world and the largest metropolitan area (Tokyo.)

Technically there are three thousand islands making up the Japanese archipelago. Izanagi and Izanami must have been busy little devils with their jewelled halberd...

Japan's culture is highly technical and organized. Everything sparkles and swooshes on silent, miniaturized mechanisms.

They're a world leader in robotics, and the Japanese have the longest life-expectancy on earth.

Text by Steve Smith.

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