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hakone sekisho

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"Hakone sekisho" was a checkpoint for defence of Edo from 1619 to 1869.
It was established for monitoring "Tokaido(then major road)" by Tokugawa shogunate.
Then Barrier was torn down by the abolition decree in 1869.
The current building has been restored in 1999 to 2007.

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A: toumi banya

por kiyoharu takamura, 60 metros de distancia

Toumi-Banya is a lookout post for monitoring  Lake Ashinoko in Edo period.travelers were prohibited b...

toumi banya

B: Hakone Onshi park

por Taro Tsubomura, 450 metros de distancia

Hakone Onshi park had been an Imperial villa of the Emperor in Hakone (1886-1946). After the area was...

Hakone Onshi park

C: Hakone onshi park lookout

por kiyoharu takamura, 570 metros de distancia

Hakone onshi park lookout

D: Mt. Fuji and azalea flowers in Hakone Onshi park

por Taro Tsubomura, 570 metros de distancia

Here we can see the most famous scene in Hakone. We can enjoy a nice view of Mt. Fuji, lake Ashi, Mt....

Mt. Fuji and azalea flowers in Hakone Onshi park

E: old tokaido

por kiyoharu takamura, 760 metros de distancia

old tokaido

F: Hakone Sightseeing Cruise

por kiyoharu takamura, 1,000 metros de distancia

Hakone Sightseeing Cruise

G: Other world border

por kiyoharu takamura, a 1.2 km.

Other world border

H: Hakone Shrine Torii in Lake Ashi

por Akiyoshi Odagawa, a 1.2 km.

Hakone Shrine Torii in Lake Ashi

I: Hakone Shrine

por Taro Tsubomura, a 1.4 km.

Hakone shrine is one of the sightseeing spot around Lake Ashi.  Originally the shrine was located on ...

Hakone Shrine

J: Hakone Shrine

por Akiyoshi Odagawa, a 1.4 km.

Hakone Shrine

Este panorama fue tomado en Japan

Esta es una vista general de 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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