Innoshima Bridge / 因島大橋
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Innoshima Bridge / 因島大橋

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A: Lawn open space / 尾道駅前芝生広場

por Nobuaki Tanaka, a 5.3 km.

Lawn open space / 尾道駅前芝生広場

B: Onomichi Station / 尾道駅前

por Nobuaki Tanaka, a 5.4 km.

Onomichi Station / 尾道駅前

D: Kitamura clothing store / 北村洋品店

por Nobuaki Tanaka, a 5.5 km.

Kitamura clothing store / 北村洋品店

F: Oba-Q / オバケのQ太郎

por Nobuaki Tanaka, a 5.9 km.

Oba-Q / オバケのQ太郎

G: Pon pon rock in Onomichi

por Kazutoyo IMAMURA, a 6.0 km.

Pon Pon Rock is on Mt Senkoji and on the same route as the Path of Literature. If you tap the rock wi...

Pon pon rock in Onomichi

I: Senkouji Park viewing platform

por Kazutoyo IMAMURA, a 6.1 km.

Senkō-ji is a historic Japanese temple in Senko-ji Park in Onomichi, Hiroshima, Japan. Senko-ji was f...

Senkouji Park viewing platform

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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