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Aka-I-Iwa-Jinja

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A: Nakaumi-bashi, Kisa, Yasugi

by Tadashi IKUTA, 6.1 km away

Nakaumi-bashi, Kisa, Yasugi

B: Yonago Station

by Nomura Yukiaki, 6.6 km away

Yonago Station

C: Yonago Castle Ruins

by Tadashi IKUTA, 7.0 km away

Yonago Castle (Yonago-jō) is a castle in Kumecho, Yonago, Tottori, Japan. It had been the government ...

Yonago Castle Ruins

D: Tottori-ken Western General Office

by Tadashi IKUTA, 7.0 km away

Tottori-ken Western General Office

E: DARAZ CREATE BOX

by Tadashi IKUTA, 7.0 km away

Daraz FM is community FM based on Yonago City.DARAZ CERATE BOX is radio station of Daraz FM, and thei...

DARAZ CREATE BOX

F: Komegura omusubi at Zengorou gura

by Tadashi IKUTA, 7.0 km away

http://www.okomeya-oki.com/善五郎蔵の金曜日は米蔵の日でしたが、8月2日からは移転リニューアルするそうです。

Komegura omusubi at Zengorou gura

G: Yonago Castle Ruins (tenshukaku)

by Tadashi IKUTA, 7.0 km away

Yonago Castle (Yonago-jō) is a castle in Kumecho, Yonago, Tottori, Japan. It had been the government ...

Yonago Castle Ruins (tenshukaku)

H: Sanin Sacca office

by Tadashi IKUTA, 7.0 km away

Sanin Sacca does the activity that introduces creators in local to people.If you are interested, you ...

Sanin Sacca office

I: Yonago Jozan

by Tadashi IKUTA, 7.0 km away

Yonago Jozan

J: Hanakairou gamelan

by Tadashi IKUTA, 7.0 km away

2011.08.15

Hanakairou gamelan

This panorama was taken in Tottori, 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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