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stone steps of Ishi-wari jinja

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Imágenes cercanas en Japan


A: Ishi-wari jinja entrance

por kiyoharu takamura, 120 metros de distancia

Ishi-wari jinja entrance

B: Ishiwari jinja in winter

por kiyoharu takamura, 820 metros de distancia

Ishiwari jinja in winter

C: ishi-wari jinja

por kiyoharu takamura, 820 metros de distancia

ishi-wari jinja

D: amato-iwa (rock) inside

por kiyoharu takamura, 880 metros de distancia

amato-iwa (rock)  inside

E: Mt.Ishiwari

por kiyoharu takamura, a 1.0 km.


F: fujisaki-daira

por kiyoharu takamura, a 2.2 km.


G: yamanakako3

por kiyoharu takamura, a 2.5 km.



por Junichi Date, a 3.4 km.

I: Yamanakako2

por kiyoharu takamura, a 3.5 km.


J: Mt.Fuji and Yamanakako in winter

por kiyoharu takamura, a 3.6 km.

Mt.Fuji and Yamanakako in winter

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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