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A: The stage of HINOEMATA

Par Shigeru OKADA, A 16.6 km

This place is called "Hinoemata-no-butai" which means "the satge of Hinoemata".Constructed at about 1...

The stage of HINOEMATA

B: Mt.Hotakayama, view from top

Par H.Sakoda, A 16.8 km

Mt.Hotakayama (2158m)(Not Mt.Hotaka in Kamikouchi)We arrived at the summit and over for about 4 hours...

Mt.Hotakayama, view from top

C: Snow figure of Yuma-chan on Ho-dai-gi ski area.

Par Hiroky OGAWA, A 17.5 km

The snow figure of Yuma-chan was set up in the Ho-dai-gi ski area. Yuma-chan is a mascot character of...

Snow figure of Yuma-chan on Ho-dai-gi ski area.

D: Mt.Kengamineyama, view from top

Par H.Sakoda, A 18.4 km

As you get to walk about an hour from Hotakayama, arrived Mt.Kengamine (2020m).It really stands out k...

Mt.Kengamineyama, view from top

E: gosiki-pond

Par masahiro tomuro, A 19.5 km

gosiki-pond

F: Tambara Lavender park

Par Taro Tsubomura, A 21.6 km

This is Tambara Lavender park, one of the famous lavender field in Kanto area. In winter season, peop...

Tambara Lavender park

G: yudaki

Par masahiro tomuro, A 22.8 km

yudaki

H: Fujiwara dam

Par Hiroky OGAWA, A 22.8 km

Fujiwara dam

I: Odashirogahara

Par Shinya Omachi, A 24.1 km

Odashirogahara

J: Senjogahara

Par Shinya Omachi, A 24.3 km

Senjogahara

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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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