京都御所 Kyoto Imperial Palace
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京都御所 Kyoto Imperial Palace

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Kyoto Imperial Palace

The Kyoto Imperial palace was built in 1331 and the Emperor lived here until 1869.

The oliginal Imperial Palace of Kyoto, constructed in 794, was located two Kilometers to the west of the corrent Kyoto Imperial Palace. Almost all the present buildings of the Palace were reconstructed in 1855 after a fire that broke out in 1854. 

The Kyoto Imperial Palace grounds cover an area of approximately 110,000 square meters (approximately 27 acres). There are various architectural styles in the Palace reflecting different periods and each reveals something of the magnificent culture, history and tradition of Japan. 

The Palace is a paticularly valuable remainder of the world of imperial court life described in Heian-period literature such as the Tale of Genji.

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This panorama was taken in Japan

This is an overview of 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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