1 Like

Japanese sweets shop street in Kawagoe
Japan
Copyright: Heiwa4126
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Taken: 21/05/2011
Uploadet: 14/06/2011
Opdateret: 25/06/2014
Visninger:

...


Tags: kawagoe
comments powered by Disqus

heiwa4126
Kawagoe Festival
Katsunori Takamatsu
Kawagoe Nostalgic Street
heiwa4126
Toki-no-kane (bell tower)
heiwa4126
Kawagoe Scala Theater
heiwa4126
Kawagoe Festival - float vs. float
heiwa4126
Kawagoe City Hall
heiwa4126
Kawagoe Festival - Ota Dokan's float
heiwa4126
Votive picture tablets tunnel
Katsunori Takamatsu
500 Statues of Rakan (Gohyaku Rakan)
heiwa4126
Kita-in temple
heiwa4126
Buddha and His 500 Pupils
heiwa4126
Kawagoeshi station
Zoltan Duray
Kalbling 2196m
Ruediger Kottmann
Limone Sul Garda - Porto Nuovo
The Diarna Project
Tangier Cemetery
R Ballard
Bookshop 11 Final B
Jaime Brotons
Aerial panorama above the east point of Tabarca
Kudo Kenji Photograph
強羅花壇 柱廊 Gorakadan peristyle
Jason Armes
Maldives Holiday - One and Only villa 179
Tomas Kysela
Liberec - hradby
Kobel Rudolf
Sang Chan (Long Ru)Waterfall
Jaime Brotons
Lightpainting panorama in abandoned church
Eric Walker
The Grand Mosque - Oman
Martin Broomfield
Trees on a beach. Lindi, Tanzania
heiwa4126
Reric of Omori shell mound
heiwa4126
Soranoda5
heiwa4126
Agathe de Bailliencourt's installation art
heiwa4126
Six Ways To Go
heiwa4126
Seitenkyu taoist temple - front yard
heiwa4126
Tokyo gate bridge
heiwa4126
Yamamoto bridge
heiwa4126
Omiya Freight Railway Factory
heiwa4126
Melted Buddha and five hundred pupils
heiwa4126
The top of Enoshima Lighthouse
heiwa4126
Tokyo Metropolitan TEIEN Art Museum - anteroom
heiwa4126
Let's Gather All At The Tower
More About 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.