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Panoramabillede af Akiyoshi Odagawa EXPERT Taget 11:05, 10/07/2010 - Views loading...

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Kokusaibashi Bridge

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A: Shinkou Park

Af Akiyoshi Odagawa, 30 meter væk

Shinkou Park

B: Cherry blossoms twilight

Af Akiyoshi Odagawa, 40 meter væk

Cherry blossoms twilight

C: Yokohama Kokusai Brdge

Af Akiyoshi Odagawa, 90 meter væk

Yokohama Kokusai Brdge

D: View from Yokohama Cosmo World

Af Toru Nishikawa, 100 meter væk

View from Yokohama Cosmo World. It is a fun park placed at waterfront areas in Yokohama. It has a hug...

View from Yokohama Cosmo World

E: Yokohama cosmo world

Af Hiroharu Shizuya, 110 meter væk

This famous roller coaster jumps into the Ferris wheel and water with a big clock.

Yokohama cosmo world

F: Cosmo Clock 21

Af Akiyoshi Odagawa, 120 meter væk

Cosmo Clock 21

G: YOKOHAMA COSMOWORLD

Af Junichi Date, 130 meter væk

YOKOHAMA COSMOWORLD

H: CUPNOODLES MUSEUM

Af Akiyoshi Odagawa, 130 meter væk

CUPNOODLES MUSEUM

I: Shinko Park

Af Akiyoshi Odagawa, 140 meter væk

Shinko Park

J: Yokohama2

Af Masao Nagata, 160 meter væk

Yokohama2

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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