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A: hirosima shiminkyujyo

od Ayumu Mitani, 60 meters away

取り壊されてしまった市民球場です。

hirosima shiminkyujyo

B: Hiroshima after the Atomic Bomb (1 of 5) by Shigeo Hayashi

od Shigeo Hayashi, 170 meters away

1. RA119-134 photo by Shigeo HAYASHI / Photographed from a watchtower of the Hiroshima Prefectural Co...

Hiroshima after the Atomic Bomb (1 of 5) by Shigeo Hayashi

C: Japan, Hiroshima, A-Dome

od Thomas Blanket, 210 meters away

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D: Hiroshima after the Atomic Bomb - Ground Zero (5 of 5) by US Army

od Unknown photographer of US Army, 240 meters away

5. HG100-109 photo by U.S. Army / Photographed from the hypocenter area - Shima Hospital / October, 1...

Hiroshima after the Atomic Bomb - Ground Zero (5 of 5) by US Army

E: Japan, Hiroshima, Peace Park

od Thomas Blanket, 450 meters away

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F: Hiroshima after the Atomic Bomb (3 of 5) by Harbert F Austin Jr

od Harbert F. Austin Jr., 520 meters away

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Hiroshima after the Atomic Bomb (3 of 5) by Harbert F Austin Jr

G: Japan, Hiroshima, Castle Entrance

od Thomas Blanket, 600 meters away

Japan, Hiroshima, Castle Entrance

H: Japan, Hiroshima, Castle Park

od Thomas Blanket, 680 meters away

Japan, Hiroshima, Castle Park

I: Japan, Hiroshima, Castle

od Thomas Blanket, 720 meters away

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J: Hiroshima after the Atomic Bomb (2 of 5) by Shigeo Hayashi

od Shigeo Hayashi, 870 meters away

2. A723-741 photo by Shigeo HAYASHI / Photographed from the roof of new Chugoku Shimbun building / Oc...

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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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