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TANABATA(Star Festival)

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The Star Festival

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A: Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine Torii

Af Akiyoshi Odagawa, 30 meter væk

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine  Torii

B: TANABATA2

Af Masao Nagata, 40 meter væk

The Star Festival

TANABATA2

C: TANABATA3

Af Masao Nagata, 90 meter væk

旗上弁天杜 Cleanse us away

TANABATA3

D: TANABATA4

Af Masao Nagata, 230 meter væk

鶴岡八幡宮 The Star Festival

TANABATA4

E: Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

Af Mervin Manangan, 240 meter væk

Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu is said to be the most important shrine in Kamakura, Japan. With it's huge are...

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

F: Temizuya at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

Af Mervin Manangan, 250 meter væk

This is a Temizuya or a Chozuya in Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine in Kamakura, Japan. Here worshippers ...

Temizuya at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu

G: TANABATA5

Af Masao Nagata, 250 meter væk

鶴岡八幡宮The Star Festival

TANABATA5

H: Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu

Af heiwa4126, 280 meter væk

View from the stone steps of Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu.

Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu

I: Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine

Af Akiyoshi Odagawa, 280 meter væk

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine

J: Kamakura Komachi-Dohri

Af Tsuyoshi Shimoyama, 380 meter væk

Kamakura Komachi-Dohri

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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