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A: Symphonic Sculpture

Par Akiyoshi Odagawa, à 100 mètres

Hakone Open Air Museum

Symphonic Sculpture

B: 強羅花壇 柱廊 Gorakadan peristyle

Par Kudo Kenji Photograph, à 530 mètres

GORAKADAN 強羅花壇

強羅花壇 柱廊  Gorakadan peristyle

C: hakone tozan cablecar (Gora station)

Par kiyoharu takamura, à 890 mètres

hakone tozan cablecar (Gora station)

D: 箱根吟遊 スパ Hakone Ginyu Spa treatment room

Par Kudo Kenji Photograph, à 890 mètres

箱根吟遊 Hakone-GinyuThe mixed Japanese and Balinese interior design,Magnificent views of the mountains o...

箱根吟遊 スパ Hakone Ginyu Spa treatment room

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Par Yasushi Kishimoto, à 980 mètres

F: Mountain path, Hakone

Par Dave Kennard, A 2.3 km

A path through the forest on a mountain in Hakone, Japan. The path leads south to Kamiyama, the highe...

Mountain path, Hakone

G: Path down mountain, Hakone

Par Dave Kennard, A 2.9 km

A path down the mountain towards Ōwakudani valley in Hakone, Japan. The dead trees at the sides of th...

Path down mountain, Hakone

H: Ōwakudani valley, Hakone

Par Dave Kennard, A 3.0 km

View from the road past Ōwakudani valley in Hakone, Japan. Steam and sulphur rise out of the ground i...

Ōwakudani valley, Hakone

I: Owakudani in early winter

Par Taro Tsubomura, A 3.1 km

Owakudani is a famous place where we can observe volcano activities in Hakone. The day I shoot the pa...

Owakudani in early winter

J: Owakudani - The hell valley, Hakone

Par Min Heo, A 3.1 km

Owakudani is the area around a crater created during the last eruption of Mount Hakone some 3000 year...

Owakudani - The hell valley, Hakone

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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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