Yokohama Kokusai Brdge
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Yokohama Kokusai Brdge

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A: Kokusaibashi Bridge

by Akiyoshi Odagawa, 90 meters away

Kokusaibashi Bridge

B: View from Yokohama Cosmo World

by Toru Nishikawa, 100 meters away

View from Yokohama Cosmo World. It is a fun park placed at waterfront areas in Yokohama. It has a hug...

View from Yokohama Cosmo World

C: Yokohama cosmo world

by Hiroharu Shizuya, 100 meters away

This famous roller coaster jumps into the Ferris wheel and water with a big clock.

Yokohama cosmo world

D: Cherry blossoms twilight

by Akiyoshi Odagawa, 120 meters away

Cherry blossoms twilight

E: Shinkou Park

by Akiyoshi Odagawa, 120 meters away

Shinkou Park

F: YOKOHAMA COSMOWORLD

by Junichi Date, 130 meters away

YOKOHAMA COSMOWORLD

G: Cosmo Clock 21

by Akiyoshi Odagawa, 140 meters away

Cosmo Clock 21

H: Queen's Square YOKOHAMA

by Akiyoshi Odagawa, 150 meters away

Queen's Square YOKOHAMA

I: Yokohama2

by Masao Nagata, 180 meters away

Yokohama2

J: PACIFICO YOKOHAMA

by Akiyoshi Odagawa, 190 meters away

PACIFICO YOKOHAMA

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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