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Kita-in temple
Japan
Copyright: Heiwa4126
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Chargée: 14/06/2011
Mis à jour: 25/06/2014
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Buddha and His 500 Pupils
Katsunori Takamatsu
500 Statues of Rakan (Gohyaku Rakan)
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Kawagoe Festival - Ota Dokan's float
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Kawagoe Scala Theater
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Toki-no-kane (bell tower)
Katsunori Takamatsu
Kawagoe Nostalgic Street
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Kawagoe City Hall
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Kawagoe Festival - float vs. float
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Kawagoe Festival
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Japanese sweets shop street in Kawagoe
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Votive picture tablets tunnel
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Kawagoeshi station
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Tjolöholm Castle - Entrance
Ramin Dehdashti
Khaneh Borujerdi-ha - The Borujerdi-ha House
Geoff Mather
The Weir Rustic Hut
Marco Calado
Pátio Dom Fradique
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Old Department Store
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Mont Saint Michel Finistere France
Carlos Chegado
Ferrera Beach Apartments Mallorca Swimming Pool at Sunset
Mark Schuster
Shiraz Old Bazaar Iran
Stig Nordlander
Yellowstone Sapphire Pool
Tariana Mara
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Marco Calado
Torre de São Lourenço
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1930s street view of Seoul
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Anti-nuclear power plant demo in front of the Prime Minister's official residence in Tokyo
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Watarase retarding basin
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Taipei 101 - 1F
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Omiya railyard garden
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Radio kaikan
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Jinbei river ferry
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Yoko Jikken-gawa river park
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Chibacastle
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Hosoda Bashi Bridge
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The head mound of Masakado
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Tokyo Metropolitan TEIEN Art Museum - the grand dining room
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Shiodome building
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.