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A: Musashi Kids Dome02

Af Katsunori Takamatsu, 180 meter væk

Musashi Kids Dome02

B: Musashi Kids Dome03

Af Katsunori Takamatsu, 190 meter væk

Musashi Kids Dome03

C: Musashi Kids Dome01

Af Katsunori Takamatsu, 190 meter væk

Musashi Kids Dome01

D: West Gate Plaza High

Af Katsunori Takamatsu, 200 meter væk

West Gate Plaza High

E: West Gate Plaza

Af Katsunori Takamatsu, 210 meter væk

West Gate Plaza

F: MUSASHI-KYURYO NATIONAL GOVERNMENT PARK

Af Katsunori Takamatsu, 1.5 km væk

MUSASHI-KYURYO NATIONAL GOVERNMENT PARK

G: MichAdel | Japan Kumagaya Sakura Panorama

Af Michael Chien, 5.3 km væk

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumagaya,_SaitamaKumagaya (熊谷市 Kumagaya-shi?) is a city in Saitama Prefe...

MichAdel | Japan Kumagaya Sakura Panorama

H: sugiyama jou

Af Katsunori Takamatsu, 5.7 km væk

sugiyama jou

I: Kumagaya station in Chichibu line

Af heiwa4126, 5.8 km væk

On The Kumagaya station's platform.

Kumagaya station in Chichibu line

J: Kumagaya Uchiwa Festival : Day3 - Tatakiai

Af heiwa4126, 6.0 km væk

Uchiwa festival at Kumagaya City, Saitama. ("Uchhiwa" is Japanese hand fan.)And "Tatakiai" is the mus...

Kumagaya Uchiwa Festival : Day3 - Tatakiai

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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