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Images à proximité de Japan

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A: summit station square

Par kiyoharu takamura, à 30 mètres

summit station square

B: ticket window

Par kiyoharu takamura, à 30 mètres

ticket window

C: Mt.Komagatake

Par kiyoharu takamura, à 170 mètres

Mt.Komagatake

D: hakone mototsumiya

Par kiyoharu takamura, à 180 mètres

hakone mototsumiya

E: mototsumiya

Par kiyoharu takamura, à 190 mètres

mototsumiya

F:

Par Yasushi Kishimoto, A 1.6 km

G: Hakone lodge of Seikei Gakuen School

Par Taro Tsubomura, A 1.8 km

This site is an recreational facilitiy of Seikei Gakuen schools. A guest lodge was built in 1944 in t...

Hakone lodge of Seikei Gakuen School

H: Old fireplace ruin of a guest-house.

Par Taro Tsubomura, A 1.9 km

There was a club-house of Mr. Koyata Iwasaki (1879-1945, who is the last president of the Unified Mit...

Old fireplace ruin of a guest-house.

I: boat pier

Par kiyoharu takamura, A 1.9 km

boat pier

J: Path down mountain, Hakone

Par Dave Kennard, A 1.9 km

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

Path down mountain, Hakone

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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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