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A: castle tower remains

Par kiyoharu takamura, à 740 mètres

Ishigaki-yama castle was built by Hideyoshi Toyotomi in 1590 (tensho 18 years) for to attack Hojo cla...

castle tower remains

B: ido kuruwa

Par kiyoharu takamura, à 750 mètres

ido kuruwa

C: amida-ji (buddhist temple)

Par kiyoharu takamura, A 2.3 km

amida-ji (buddhist temple)

D: tounosawa station

Par kiyoharu takamura, A 2.5 km

tounosawa station

E: Okumiya

Par kiyoharu takamura, A 2.5 km

Okumiya

F: fukasawa zeniarai benzai-ten

Par kiyoharu takamura, A 2.6 km

"Fukawasa-zeniarai-benzaiten" "Fukasawa" is the name of place in Hakone, Japan. Hindisum Goddess "Sar...

fukasawa zeniarai benzai-ten

G: hibuse kannon

Par kiyoharu takamura, A 2.6 km

hibuse kannon

H: Hotoku Ninomiya Jinja Shrine, Odawara

Par Dave Kennard, A 3.1 km

Hōtoku Ninomiya Jinja in Odawara, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan. The shrine is dedicated to Ninomiya Son...

Hotoku Ninomiya Jinja Shrine, Odawara

I: on the steps

Par kiyoharu takamura, A 3.2 km

on the steps

J: Odawara Castle

Par Akiyoshi Odagawa, A 3.2 km

Odawara Castle

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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.

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