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Yasushi Kishimoto
Kyoto katuragawa
Kudo Kenji Photograph
大亀山 宝厳院 天龍寺 Hogonin, Tenryuji-Temple, Kyoto.
Haruka Suzuki
arashiyama bamboo forest
Haruka Suzuki
Bamboo Groves of Arashiyama
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Haruka Suzuki
nonomiya shrine
TogetsuKyo in Kyoto JAPAN
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Arashiyama Restaurant
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Between three Ahuehuetes
José María Moreno Santiago
Toledo, Cave of Hercules
Mladen Jovanovic
Kamala Beach
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Uchisar bei Sonnenaufgang
Bad Kleinkirchheim
Alpenfahrt Showroom
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a bird's eye view on the Potala Palace in lhasa
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trincee sul Monte Galbiga lungo la Linea Cadorna
Darko Car
Plamen Penev
Old house
Martin Hertel
Salzburg - Mozartsteg
Zoltan Duray
Andrea Biffi
Musée de l'Orangerie
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Coffee Hill , khao kho , red post box
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Samoeng-Chiang mai-strawberry farm3
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Naresuan University Hospital
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Nan River Phitsanulok
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Caribbean Trumpet Tree , yellow tabebuia , Thailand
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More About 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.