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Japanese sweets shop street in Kawagoe
Japan
Copyright: Heiwa4126
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Subida: 14/06/2011
Actualizado: 25/06/2014
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川越まつり「翁の山車」
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Kawagoe Nostalgic Street
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Toki-no-kane (bell tower)
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Kawagoe Scala Theater
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Kawagoe Festival - float vs. float
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Kawagoe City Hall
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Kawagoe Festival - Ota Dokan's float
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Votive picture tablets tunnel
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500 Statues of Rakan (Gohyaku Rakan)
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Kita-in temple
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Buddha and His 500 Pupils
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Kawagoeshi station
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Kikotve
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Venezia, Gondolas Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
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Szigliget Castle
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Hanging bridge over a crack in the Tsingy
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Canadian Museum of Nature
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L'Umbracle
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View from a dune over Antzavoni
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Climb up on top of the Tsingy
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Latvian band Gaujarts playing at the Fontaine Fire Bar in Liepaja
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Golubac fortress (Golubačka tvrđava)
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Higashi-Ohgishima thermal power plant
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Hatoyama Manor
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Tokyo Monorail Line Hamamatucho Station
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Memorial tower for the 100th year of the Meiji Period
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OpenSky M-02J
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鹿島神宮 - 本殿
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The snow of Asukayama mountain
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Shinbashi Ko-ichi Festival
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A tailor of the Edo era
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Ibaraki airport observation deck
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a hill behind Sho-myo-ji temple
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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.