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A: Tsukiyama Garden in Koko-en

by Kengo Shimizu, 200 meters away

Koko-en is located next to Himeji Castle, a world heritage.This park has nine gardens. Each of them h...

Tsukiyama Garden in Koko-en

B: Roofed Corridor in Koko-en Garden in Himeji, Japan

by Kengo Shimizu, 250 meters away

This is an ancient Japanese style corridor in Koko-en Garden.You can enjoy a brook on one side, and a...

Roofed Corridor in Koko-en Garden in Himeji, Japan

C: Guest house in Koko-en Garden

by Kengo Shimizu, 260 meters away

This is a view from a guest house named Cho-on-sai.You can enjoy a carp-filled pond and a waterfall, ...

Guest house in Koko-en Garden

D: Garden of the Lord's House in Koko-en Garden in Himeji, Japan

by Kengo Shimizu, 280 meters away

Hundreds of carp are swimming in the pond of this typical Japanese garden.The waterfall (not visible ...

Garden of the Lord's House in Koko-en Garden in Himeji, Japan

E: Cherry-Blossom Viewing at Himeji Castle

by Kengo Shimizu, 380 meters away

In April, we go on an outing to enjoy cherry blossoms here in Japan.This panorama was taken in front ...

Cherry-Blossom Viewing at Himeji Castle

F: Cherry-Blossom Viewing at Himeji Castle

by Kengo Shimizu, 380 meters away

At the beginning of April, we go to cherry blossom viewing with our friends of our family.We eat lunc...

Cherry-Blossom Viewing at Himeji Castle

G: Keihukuji Temple in Himeji, Japan

by Kengo Shimizu, 420 meters away

Keihukuji is a Soto Zen training temple which was established in Sakata-machi (a half mile to the sou...

Keihukuji Temple in Himeji, Japan

H: Weekend Bar in Himeji

by Kengo Shimizu, 450 meters away

Weekend Bar opens on Saturdays on an irregular base in Himeji.You can see the world heritage "Himeji ...

Weekend Bar in Himeji

I: Abandoned Grave of Akinori MATSUDAIRA

by Kengo Shimizu, 490 meters away

Behind Keihukuji, a Soto Zen training temple is a hill. On the top of the hill, there is the abandone...

Abandoned Grave of Akinori MATSUDAIRA

J: Yassa bento

by Tadashi IKUTA, 500 meters away

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Yassa bento

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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