0 Likes

Big Ginkgo at Iwadono-kannon
Japan
Copyright: Katsunori takamatsu
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Uploaded: 21/01/2011
Updated: 12/03/2012
Views:

...


Tags: ginkgo; japan; saitama; higashimatsuyama; iwadono; tree
comments powered by Disqus

Katsunori Takamatsu
Iwadono-kannon
Taro Tsubomura
金環食 高坂サービスエリア
Taro Tsubomura
20 min before the Annular Eclipse
Katsunori Takamatsu
Kitaasaba Cherry Blossom
Katsunori Takamatsu
Kanetsu Highway
Katsunori Takamatsu
Takasaka Bridge
heiwa4126
Shimada bridge
Taro Tsubomura
石上神社のビャクシン
Katsunori Takamatsu
Kawakado Kofun-Gun
Katsunori Takamatsu
Kyudaiji Autumn
heiwa4126
Higashi-Matsuyama station
Katsunori Takamatsu
Wakamiya Bridge
Victor Orlovsky
Italy. Venice. Piazza San-Marco #05
Yasuhiro Muranaka
Murouji8
Zoran Strajin
Bazzar, Old City, Jerusalem
Victor Orlovsky
Dorset. Lulworth. Durdle Door Sunset
Alexey Ermakov
Bolshoi na vinose
Victor Orlovsky
Italy. Piza. Duomo di Santa Maria Assunta #03
Victor Orlovsky
Bulgaria. Sunset In The Forest #02
Marin Giurgiu
Côté Saint-Martin, Valence, France
Matthias Kunze
Die Lamsenspitze in den Wolken
Zoran Strajin
Tomb of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Jerusalem
Konrad Łaszczyński
Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca entrance
Victor Orlovsky
Bulgaria. Strange Gate Cave
Katsunori Takamatsu
Kuroiwa, Graves of the cave 01
Katsunori Takamatsu
Ogose Bairin 03
Katsunori Takamatsu
St.Raphael Church at Alcazar Geihinkan Kawagoe
Katsunori Takamatsu
Play Pool
Katsunori Takamatsu
Twilight Rainbow Bridge
Katsunori Takamatsu
Koma Station
Katsunori Takamatsu
Artalk3 Panoramic Worlds
Katsunori Takamatsu
Kawakado Kofun-Gun
Katsunori Takamatsu
Rainbow Promenade North Route 1
Katsunori Takamatsu
Jikouji
Katsunori Takamatsu
Shirahige Shrine
Katsunori Takamatsu
Space Ball
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.