1 Like

The entrance gate of Narita-san
Japan

At Narita-san. This gate is all-cypress.

Copyright: Heiwa4126
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8192x4096
Uploaded: 23/11/2009
Updated: 25/06/2014
Views:

...


Tags: temple; architecture; religious architecture
comments powered by Disqus

heiwa4126
Narita-san Shinsho-ji temple
heiwa4126
Self-destruct Acala
Unkle Kennykoala
Narita Airport - Terminal 2 observation deck / 成田空港第2ターミナル展望デッキ
Unkle Kennykoala
Narita Airport - Terminal 2 Departure Lobby / 成田空港第2ターミナル出発ロビー
Unkle Kennykoala
Narita Express Airport Terminal 2 Station / 成田エクスプレス‎ 空港第2ビル駅
heiwa4126
Sakanaodai circular tank diversion works
heiwa4126
Sakura oldness and open space
Junichi Date
The windmill of the Sakura Furusato Hiroba
AKINORI NEMOTO
Sakura-city Nanaido Park Winter (on the waterless fountain)
AKINORI NEMOTO
Sakura-city Nanaido Park
AKINORI NEMOTO
SUMIYOSHI-JINJA shrine (rural shrine in Sakura,Chiba,Japan)
heiwa4126
Transmission line tower
Sotero Ferreira
Typical Village of José Franco - Mafra
Neil Creek
Snowy Bush
Ivan Roslyakov
Midnight on the top of mt. Sinai,
Ryan Helinski
Chaco Culture Nat'l Hist. Park - Pueblo Del Arroyo
Ivan Roslyakov
trickology back side 360 double tail
Ivan Roslyakov
Gabr El Bint free diving
Vishnu Sreenath
Lonely Tree
Martin Broomfield
Waterfall and Bridge, Ribaute
Ivan Roslyakov
4000 sec on 4000 m height on mt.Elbrus
Supasit Srisawathsak
Brooklyn Bridge
Andrey Dorogin
Demerdji
Clifford Compton
Mt. Carmel Fireworks
heiwa4126
Manseibashi crossing
heiwa4126
Kyu Shiba Rikyu Garden: the surface of the pond
heiwa4126
Oedo Sukeroku Daiko
heiwa4126
Kamagaya Great Buddha
heiwa4126
Ni-no-Tori day at Tomioka Hachiman Shrine
heiwa4126
Railway underpass
heiwa4126
Tsukuda terrace
heiwa4126
Tokyo Gate Bridge in the evening
heiwa4126
Oku switchyard public open day
heiwa4126
Tokyo Great Buddaha
heiwa4126
Taipei SongShan Airport - Arrival lounge
heiwa4126
Komagata Bridge
More About 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.