Niseko Hirafu Spring Park 2011 # 4
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Niseko Hirafu Spring Park 2011 # 4

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Niseko Hirafu Spring Park in all it spring glory. If you look closely you will notice that i have edited 3 sequences into this panorama...alot of shots in this one !!

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A: Niseko Hirafu Spring Park 2011 # 3

Af Glen Claydon, 240 meter væk

The 3rd pano in this series. The two guys just below me here in the pano were straight lining ( no tu...

Niseko Hirafu Spring Park 2011 # 3

B: Niseko Hirafu Spring Park # 2

Af Glen Claydon, 500 meter væk

Although the powder snow has gone for the most part in April we do get lot's of beautiful clear days ...

Niseko Hirafu Spring Park # 2

C: Hirafu Rinkan

Af Glen Claydon, 560 meter væk

Always a fun cruise.This course is a good indicator of the ammount of snow niseko receives as at this...

Hirafu Rinkan

D: Yotei Sunset Course

Af Glen Claydon, 600 meter væk

Taken at the main gateway between the resorts of Hanazono and Hirafu. Left down to Hanazono straight ...

Yotei Sunset Course

E: Hirafu Swinging Monkey - Top

Af Glen Claydon, 630 meter væk

Spring groomed runs are a good option early in the morning and the top of the Swinging Monkey lift is...

Hirafu Swinging Monkey - Top

F: Niseko Hirafu Alpen Ace Quad # 2 Summit

Af Glen Claydon, 660 meter væk

The top of Hirafu Alpen Ace Quad # 2 lift on a beautiful spring morning March 12th 2008.Spring is a g...

Niseko Hirafu Alpen Ace Quad # 2 Summit

G: Niseko Hirafu Jumbo Course - Autumn Early Snow

Af Glen Claydon, 660 meter væk

Looking for some early season snowscapes...not magic this morning but exciting anyways to see snow of...

Niseko Hirafu Jumbo Course - Autumn Early Snow

H: Hanazono Hooded Quad Lift # 3 - Top

Af Glen Claydon, 670 meter væk

Taken from the top of Hanazono's quad lidt # 3. This is the highest point lift point between Hanazono...

Hanazono Hooded Quad Lift # 3 - Top

I: Annupuri Jumbo Pair Lift #4 - Bottom

Af Glen Claydon, 710 meter væk

This lift is the gateway lift between Annupuri, Niseko Village and Hirafu/Hanazono - The Niseko Unite...

Annupuri Jumbo Pair Lift #4 - Bottom

J: Niseko Hirafu Summer Gondola

Af Glen Claydon, 720 meter væk

The summer gondola operates on the Ace Quad Lift #2 Center 4 lift and is the easiest way up the mount...

Niseko Hirafu Summer Gondola

Dette panorama blev taget i Hokkaido, 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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