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Torishima public housing / 酉島住宅

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Images à proximité de Japan

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A: Ajigawa river floodgate

Par heiwa4126, A 2.1 km

Arched gate against storm surges in the mouth of the Ajigawa river, Osaka.

Ajigawa river floodgate

B: Hokko JCT / 北港ジャンクション

Par Nobuaki Tanaka, A 2.4 km

Hokko JCT / 北港ジャンクション

C: Konohana-o-hasi bridge - the east end

Par heiwa4126, A 2.6 km

Round and round. The east end of Konohana-o-hasi bridge.

Konohana-o-hasi bridge - the east end

D: Ajigawa river tunnel

Par heiwa4126, A 2.8 km

A tunnel across the Ajigawa river.

Ajigawa river tunnel

E: Konohana Bridge / 此花大橋

Par Nobuaki Tanaka, A 2.9 km

Konohana Bridge / 此花大橋

F: Konohana Bridge / 此花大橋

Par Nobuaki Tanaka, A 2.9 km

Konohana Bridge / 此花大橋

G: Tempozan ferry / 天保山渡船場

Par Nobuaki Tanaka, A 2.9 km

Tempozan ferry / 天保山渡船場

H: 오사카 덴포잔 항구

Par Ko ki man(고기만), A 3.1 km

오사카 덴포잔 항구에 정박중인 후지마루호에서 보는 덴포잔의 대 회전 전망차

오사카 덴포잔 항구

I: Tempozan Junction / 天保山JCT

Par Nobuaki Tanaka, A 3.2 km

Tempozan Junction / 天保山JCT

J: Maishima Sludge Center

Par heiwa4126, A 3.3 km

A sludge treatment facility designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser at Mishima island, Osaka. (offici...

Maishima Sludge Center

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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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