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A: boat pier

Af kiyoharu takamura, 2.2 km væk

boat pier

B: Maple trees in Hotel de Yama

Af kiyoharu takamura, 2.5 km væk

Maple trees in Hotel de Yama

C: Old fireplace ruin of a guest-house.

Af Taro Tsubomura, 2.6 km væk

There was a club-house of Mr. Koyata Iwasaki (1879-1945, who is the last president of the Unified Mit...

Old fireplace ruin of a guest-house.

D: Hakone lodge of Seikei Gakuen School

Af Taro Tsubomura, 2.6 km væk

This site is an recreational facilitiy of Seikei Gakuen schools. A guest lodge was built in 1944 in t...

Hakone lodge of Seikei Gakuen School

E: sunset in Mikuni pass

Af kiyoharu takamura, 2.7 km væk

sunset in Mikuni pass

F: mikuni pass

Af kiyoharu takamura, 2.8 km væk

mikuni pass

G: Hakone Onshi park

Af Taro Tsubomura, 2.8 km væk

Hakone Onshi park had been an Imperial villa of the Emperor in Hakone (1886-1946). After the area was...

Hakone Onshi park

H: Mt. Fuji and azalea flowers in Hakone Onshi park

Af Taro Tsubomura, 2.8 km væk

Here we can see the most famous scene in Hakone. We can enjoy a nice view of Mt. Fuji, lake Ashi, Mt....

Mt. Fuji and azalea flowers in Hakone Onshi park

I: hakone sekisho

Af kiyoharu takamura, 2.9 km væk

"Hakone sekisho" was a checkpoint for defence of Edo from 1619 to 1869.It was established for monitor...

hakone sekisho

J: Hakone Shrine Torii in Lake Ashi

Af Akiyoshi Odagawa, 2.9 km væk

Hakone Shrine Torii in Lake Ashi

Dette panorama blev taget i Japan

Dette er et overblik over 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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