Rengejoin Temple entrance path, Koyasan
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Rengejoin Temple entrance path, Koyasan

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A: Koyasan Buddhist cemetery, Japan

Par John Nayler, à moins de 10 mètres

Over 200000 monks have been laid to rest in this forest including the one who is credited with bringi...

Koyasan Buddhist cemetery, Japan

B: Rengejoin Temple street frontage, Koyasan

Par John Nayler, à moins de 10 mètres

Rengejoin Temple street frontage, Koyasan

Rengejoin Temple street frontage, Koyasan

C: Koya-san Buddhist Monk cemetery

Par John Nayler, à 190 mètres

Over 200000 monks have been laid to rest in this forest including the one who is credited with bringi...

Koya-san Buddhist Monk cemetery

D: Koya-san cable car railway with crazy tilted carriage

Par John Nayler, à 200 mètres

Koya-san cable car railway with crazy tilted carriage

Koya-san cable car railway with crazy tilted carriage

E: Koyasan Candle Festival - UNESCO World Heritage

Par H. Adi Saputra, A 1.7 km

Koyasan is one of the center of Japanese Budhism.  Located in Wakayama prefecture, a couple of hours ...

Koyasan Candle Festival - UNESCO World Heritage

F: Nyutuhime-jinja

Par Y.Kurikoma, A 9.1 km

Nyutuhime-jinja

G: Sinden-no-taki

Par Y.Kurikoma, A 13.9 km

新田の滝 紀の川市桃山町の奥地にあります。

Sinden-no-taki

H: Misato Observatory

Par Y.Kurikoma, A 20.0 km

Misato Observatory

I: 笹の滝

Par Y.Kurikoma, A 29.2 km

笹の滝

J: Kyoto University Research Reactor

Par heiwa4126, A 30.1 km

A nuclear research reactor in Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute. (official site)

Kyoto University Research Reactor

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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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