Likes

Kawajima Swan
Copyright: Katsunori Takamatsu
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 12000x6000
Taken: 20/01/2013
Subida: 15/02/2013
Actualizado: 30/09/2014
Número de vistas:

...


Tags: kawajima; saitama; japan; swan
comments powered by Disqus

Katsunori Takamatsu
Oppe-river water bridge
Katsunori Takamatsu
Kagura
heiwa4126
Omiya-Sumiyoshi shrine
heiwa4126
Suguro shrine
heiwa4126
Seitenkyu taoist temple - main hall
Katsunori Takamatsu
Seiten Kyu
heiwa4126
Seitenkyu taoist temple - courtyard
Katsunori Takamatsu
Akao Nagaraku Ochiai Bridge
heiwa4126
Seitenkyu taoist temple - front hall
heiwa4126
Seitenkyu taoist temple - courtyard
heiwa4126
Seitenkyu taoist temple - front yard
heiwa4126
Seitenkyu taoist temple - main gate
Max Balyura
View from Ai-Petri
andrey air_man
Namche Bazar2
John Warkentin
Old Fremantle Power Station: 2nd Level Walk Way, West Hall, Jan 8 2012
Pietro Madaschi
Milan: Historical Bocca Bookshop in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele
Ursula & David Molenda
Mdina, Malta
heiwa4126
Swimming carp streamers over the Sagami River
Jaime Brotons
Reinasofia2
John Warkentin
Aurora - Docklands Melbourne, Australia
David Rowley
Thring Rock
Raghavendra Kopalle
Raw Mango Beach side fun, Vizag, Visakhapatnam, India
Randy Myers
Woolsthorpe Manor - Birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton
he jiye
Qianling mountain Peak wild macaques, Guiyang
Katsunori Takamatsu
Kawakado Kofun-Gun
Katsunori Takamatsu
Ogawa Machi Station
Katsunori Takamatsu
Wakamiya Bridge
Katsunori Takamatsu
Iwadono-kannon
Katsunori Takamatsu
Musashi Kids Dome02
Katsunori Takamatsu
Sayama Green-Tea Field
Katsunori Takamatsu
Ogose Bairin - The plum blossoms
Katsunori Takamatsu
Ogose Bairin02
Katsunori Takamatsu
Moroyama Yabusame
Katsunori Takamatsu
Kuroiwa, Graves of the cave 01
Katsunori Takamatsu
Daiba Park
Katsunori Takamatsu
Shiokaze Park with Gundam
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.