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A: Mt.Echizendake mountainside 1099m

Af H.Sakoda, 680 meter væk

Mt.Echizendake mountainside 1099m

B: trail of Echizendake

Af kiyoharu takamura, 1.5 km væk

trail of Echizendake

C: peak of Echizen in Mt.Ashitaka

Af kiyoharu takamura, 1.9 km væk

Echizendake is the highest peak of Mt.Ashitaka. Mt.Fuji,Suruga bay and Izu peninsula are looked from ...

peak of Echizen in Mt.Ashitaka

D: Mt.Fuji and roll cloud

Af kiyoharu takamura, 2.5 km væk

Mt.Fuji and roll cloud

E: Wild azalea colony 3

Af kiyoharu takamura, 2.5 km væk

Wild azalea colony 3

F: Wild azalea colony 2

Af kiyoharu takamura, 2.5 km væk

Wild azalea colony 2

G: Wild azalea colony 1

Af kiyoharu takamura, 2.5 km væk

Wild azalea colony 1

H: backwheat fields and Mt.fuji

Af kiyoharu takamura, 2.6 km væk

backwheat fields and Mt.fuji

I: Yama jinja(shrine)

Af kiyoharu takamura, 3.3 km væk

Yama jinja(shrine)

J: tulip and Mt.fuji

Af kiyoharu takamura, 4.3 km væk

tulip and Mt.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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