Playing Kendo in Shimogamo Shrine
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Playing Kendo in Shimogamo Shrine

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Shimogamo Shrine, officially "Kamo mioya jinja", is one of the largest and most famous Shrine in Japan. It was founded before Heian period, and many Emperors of Japan have visited here historically. The Shrine and the forest around here have been elected as one of the World heritage by UNESCO in 1994. A Kendo (a traditional Japanese-style sport like Fencing) match of Kids was opened here on the day I visited here. Many people were seeing the match.

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A: 下鴨神社

Par Haruka Suzuki, à 50 mètres

下鴨神社

B: Tadasu no mori,Shimogamo shrine, Kyoto. 京都下鴨神社 糺の森の朝

Par Kudo Kenji Photograph, à 100 mètres

Shimogamo Jinja ShrineTadasu no moriThis lush, green mori or forest is a hallmark of Shimogamo shrine...

Tadasu no mori,Shimogamo shrine, Kyoto. 京都下鴨神社 糺の森の朝

C: 閑臥庵 Kyoto Kanga-An

Par Kudo Kenji Photograph, à 970 mètres

http://www.kangaan.jp/Kanga-an is a Buddhist vegetarian restaurant, housed within a Buddhist temple, ...

閑臥庵 Kyoto Kanga-An

D: 閑臥庵 Kyoto,Kanga An

Par Kudo Kenji Photograph, à 970 mètres

黄檗禅宗 瑞芝山 【閑臥庵】

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E: 閑臥庵 Kyoto,Kanga An Garden

Par Kudo Kenji Photograph, à 990 mètres

Kanga AN黄檗禅宗 瑞芝山 【閑臥庵】 

閑臥庵 Kyoto,Kanga An Garden

F: Kamo-gawa river delta

Par heiwa4126, A 1.0 km

At the river junction of Kamo river and Takano river.

Kamo-gawa river delta

G: 水火天満宮 Suika Tenmangu Shrine,cherry blossom,Kyoto

Par Kudo Kenji Photograph, A 1.9 km

水火天満宮 Suika-Tenmangu-Shrine 京都

水火天満宮 Suika Tenmangu Shrine,cherry blossom,Kyoto

H: 京都御所 Kyoto Imperial Palace

Par Kudo Kenji Photograph, A 1.9 km

Kyoto Imperial PalaceThe Kyoto Imperial palace was built in 1331 and the Emperor lived here until 186...

京都御所 Kyoto Imperial Palace

I: 真如堂

Par Haruka Suzuki, A 2.5 km

真如堂

J: 京都錦織 龍村光峯 KOHO-Gallery,Nishiki-Textile,Kyoto.

Par Kudo Kenji Photograph, A 2.5 km

Beauty of NishikiTextile fine arts of TATSUMURA KOHOThe Woven Art of KOHO TATSUMURAWoven on takabata ...

京都錦織 龍村光峯 KOHO-Gallery,Nishiki-Textile,Kyoto.

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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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