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A: fujikawa under the bridge1

Af kiyoharu takamura, 80 meter væk

fujikawa under the bridge1

B: fuji river boulder-1

Af kiyoharu takamura, 200 meter væk

fuji river boulder-1

C: 新東名高速道路 New Tomei Expressway

Af Haruhiko Nakayama, 2.6 km væk

新東名高速道路 New Tomei Expressway

D: iwamoto-yama park

Af kiyoharu takamura, 3.7 km væk

iwamoto-yama park

E: iwamotoyama-park-2

Af kiyoharu takamura, 3.7 km væk

iwamotoyama-park-2

F: iwamotoyama park-4

Af kiyoharu takamura, 3.9 km væk

iwamotoyama park-4

G: Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine  (Hujinomiya City,Shizuoka Prefecture)

Af bibouroku tabito, 4.1 km væk

Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine (Hujinomiya City,Shizuoka Prefecture)Erected in 806.Its Shaden and...

Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine  (Hujinomiya City,Shizuoka Prefecture)

H: Fujisan hongu sengentaisha in spring

Af kiyoharu takamura, 4.1 km væk

Fujisan hongu sengentaisha in spring

I: SUNNY ROCK FUJI entrance

Af kiyoharu takamura, 4.7 km væk

SUNNY ROCK FUJI entrance

J: SUNNY ROCK FUJI

Af kiyoharu takamura, 4.7 km væk

SUNNY ROCK FUJI

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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