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Japan, Nara, Kofukuji Temple, Five Storied Pagoda
Japan
Copyright: Thomas blanket
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Chargée: 19/11/2012
Mis à jour: 18/07/2014
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Dave Kennard
Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara
iwamori naoto
興福寺 五重の塔
iwamori naoto
奈良県立美術館
H. Adi Saputra
Deer feeding in Nara Park, Japanese National Treasure
Dave Kennard
Sanjo-dori street outside Jokyoji Temple, Nara
bibouroku tabito
Ukimidō in Nara Park
bibouroku tabito
UKIMIDŌ in Nara Park
bibouroku tabito
A crowd of deer fawn in the precincts of Todai-ji Temple
Thomas Blanket
Japan, Nara, Todaiji Temple, Sanmon Gate
bibouroku tabito
Daibutu-den(Great Buddha Hall)of Todai-ji Temple,Nara
bibouroku tabito
Daibutu-den(Great Buddha Hall)of Todai-ji Temple,Nara
bibouroku tabito
Daibutu-den(Great Buddha Hall)of Todai-ji Temple,Nara
Михаил Шишов
Анонимные братья 1
Markus Matern
Nebelhorn Summit
Matt Wellard
Highclere Castle Battle Proms - Main Aisle
Jaime Brotons
Monumental acro paragliding show
Caribbean sea beach 1
Jaime Brotons
Secret place near Cabo de Palos
Loginovski Denis
Моститк на Рытовском пруду
Evgeny Efimov
Barents sea coastline
Walter Scavuzzo
La boca
Seungsang Yoo(유승상)
Dunhuang Mt. Mingsha camel
Jaime Brotons
Fireworks accident, Alborada, Elche
Jürgen Matern
Arch on Dyrhólaey (Iceland)
Thomas Blanket
2013 05 21 Machu Picchu 6
Thomas Blanket
Austria, Melk, City Centre
Thomas Blanket
Czech Republic, Macocha Fall, Punkva Cave
Thomas Blanket
Japan, Takayama, Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine
Thomas Blanket
Polska, Mielnik, Obok Ruin Kaplicy Zamkowej
Thomas Blanket
Japan, Hiroshima, Peace Park
Thomas Blanket
Bulgaria, Kaliakra, Cliffs
Thomas Blanket
Romania, Slobozia, Parcul Mare, Iesirea Bulevardul Chimiei
Thomas Blanket
Japan, Itsukushima, Mt Misen, Sankido Hall
Thomas Blanket
Peru, Arequipa, Santa Catalina Monastery, Orange Tree Cloister
Thomas Blanket
Ireland, Dublin, Trinity College, Parliament Square
Thomas Blanket
Poland, Wieliczka, Salt Mine Muzeum, The Treasurer
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.