Yodo River Weir / 淀川大堰
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Yodo River Weir / 淀川大堰

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Images à proximité de Japan

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A: Akagawa temporary bridge

Par heiwa4126, A 1.3 km

A pedestrian bridge on a single-track of a double-track railway over Yodogawa river, Osaka.

Akagawa temporary bridge

B: The Connecting Bridge(Shin-Osaka Station)

Par red whale, A 1.8 km

The Connecting Bridge(Shin-Osaka Station)

The Connecting Bridge(Shin-Osaka Station)

C: Shin-Osaka station

Par heiwa4126, A 1.9 km

Shinkansen at Shinosaka station.

Shin-Osaka station

D: "Distination Nara" campaign in Shin-Osaka station

Par heiwa4126, A 2.0 km

I found Sento-kun, the mascot charactor for Celebrating the 1300th anniversary of Nara Heijo-kyo Capi...

"Distination Nara" campaign in Shin-Osaka station

E: Tenjinbashisuji shopping maill

Par heiwa4126, A 2.1 km

The longest shopping mall (1.6 miles) in Japan. Near by Temma station.

Tenjinbashisuji shopping maill

F: Ogimachi Kids' Park

Par heiwa4126, A 2.2 km

Ogimachi Kids' Park

G: Hotel green plaza osaka chapel

Par Hiroharu Shizuya, A 2.3 km

From Osaka Station to economy hotel at 7 minutes on footThere is a Wedding Hall, too and is a wonderf...

Hotel green plaza osaka chapel

H: Nakatsu 1 / 中津二之橋

Par Nobuaki Tanaka, A 2.9 km

Nakatsu 1 / 中津二之橋

I: Toki no hiroba

Par heiwa4126, A 3.1 km

Toki no hiroba ("Clock square") in Osaka station.

Toki no hiroba

J: Kyobashi Grand Chateau

Par heiwa4126, A 3.1 km

Kyobashi is a good place. It is because there is a Kyobashi "Grand Chateau". A good man goes to fresh...

Kyobashi Grand Chateau

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Ceci est un aperçu 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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