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Nearby images in Japan


A: Nagoya City Archives

by MASAHIKO TOYAMA, less than 10 meters away

A courthouse of the taisho period. This is a baroque building in Nagoya city in japan. a baroque buil...

Nagoya City Archives

B: japan_hotels_1

by Tadashi Shimotamari, 350 meters away


C: Nagoya Castle Blossom season

by マルコス 深瀬, 360 meters away

Nagoya Castle Blossom season

D: Nagoya Castle back side

by マルコス 深瀬, 360 meters away

Nagoya Castle back side

E: Elementary Kendo Class

by Blane Ebersold, 360 meters away

Kendo is based on traditional Samurai swordsmanship. I had a chance to observe a class of elementary ...

Elementary Kendo Class

F: Nagoya Castle Yasuraka Place

by マルコス 深瀬, 360 meters away

Nagoya Castle Yasuraka Place

G: 百花百草  Hyakka Hyakuso - Western Garden

by Blane Ebersold, 400 meters away

百花百草  Hyakka Hyakuso  is a museum owned and operated by the City of Nagoya.   Beautiful gardens and t...

百花百草  Hyakka Hyakuso - Western Garden

H: Meijo Koen Spring Evening

by Blane Ebersold, 830 meters away

This is Meijo Koen (Meijo Park) taken from the side adjacent to Nagoya Castle.  The photo was taken i...

Meijo Koen Spring Evening

I: Bridge in Nagoya's Central Park

by Blane Ebersold, 840 meters away

Nagoya's Central Park as seen from the footbridge north of the Television Tower. The bridge crosses S...

Bridge in Nagoya's Central Park

J: Nagoya City Hall

by マルコス 深瀬, 930 meters away

Nagoya City Hall

This panorama was taken in Japan

This is an overview of 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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