津田楼 Gion Tsudaro entrance
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津田楼 Gion Tsudaro entrance

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A: 津田楼 Gion Tsudaro Bar

Par Kudo Kenji Photograph, à 10 mètres

Kyoto-TSUDARO 津田楼

津田楼 Gion Tsudaro Bar

B: 津田楼 Gion Tsudaro ozashiki salon

Par Kudo Kenji Photograph, à 10 mètres

Kyoto-TSUDARO 津田楼

津田楼 Gion Tsudaro ozashiki salon

C: Kyoto

Par Thomas Humeau, à 40 mètres

Pedestrian street in Gion area of Kyoto. Gion is the most traditional neighborhood of Kyoto and is of...

Kyoto

D: Kennin-ji Ryousokuin Zen Garden

Par Dave Kennard, à 250 mètres

Panorama in a Zen Garden of Ryousokuin (両足院), part of Kenninji (建仁寺) temple in Kyoto, Japan. Kenninji...

Kennin-ji Ryousokuin Zen Garden

E: Kyoto Yasaka

Par H. Adi Saputra, à 360 mètres

This is the atmosphere around Yasaka (八坂)in Kyoto, this photo was taken in during fall time where man...

Kyoto Yasaka

F: Ebisu Shrine, Kyoto

Par Dave Kennard, à 360 mètres

Panorama just inside the entrance of the Ebisu shrine in Kyoto, Japan. Ebisu is one of the seven gods...

Ebisu Shrine, Kyoto

G: Japan, Kyoto, Yasaka Shrine

Par Thomas Blanket, à 370 mètres

Japan, Kyoto, Yasaka Shrine

H: Ebisu Jinja, Kyoto

Par Dave Kennard, à 370 mètres

Panorama to the side of the Haiden in Ebisu shrine (ゑびす神社), Kyoto, Japan. The shrine is built with se...

Ebisu Jinja, Kyoto

I: Shirakawa district, Kyoto

Par Thomas Humeau, à 390 mètres

Kyoto's Shirakawa Dori is perhaps the most beautiful street in the former capital. Located in Gion, o...

Shirakawa district, Kyoto

J: 辰巳大明神

Par YUICHI ITO, à 390 mètres

辰巳大明神

Ce panorama é été pris à Japan

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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