Colored leaves in Nagatoro
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Panoramic photo by Taro Tsubomura EXPERT Taken 05:27, 24/11/2012 - Views loading...


Colored leaves in Nagatoro

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Nagatoro is one of the famous sightseeing area in Saitama Pref. Arakawa river goes through the area, and all trees around the area changes their color to yellow, orange, and red. The day we visited, it was very fine, and many people came here to see the wonderful scene.

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A: Arakawa river in Nagatoro

by Taro Tsubomura, 110 meters away

The color of the mountains around here changes their color from green to orange and red in November. ...

Arakawa river in Nagatoro

D: Hachigata Castle

by Katsunori Takamatsu, 7.5 km away

Hachigata Castle

E: SL Pareo Express - Yorii Station

by Katsunori Takamatsu, 7.6 km away

SL Pareo Express - Yorii Station

F: Paleo Express in Yorii Station

by Katsunori Takamatsu, 7.7 km away

Paleo Express in Yorii Station

G: Tamayodo Arakawa River

by Katsunori Takamatsu, 7.8 km away

Tamayodo Arakawa River

H: Enjoy cherry blossoms and red maple trees in autumn

by Taro Tsubomura, 9.3 km away

Amazingly, in this park, you can enjoy simultaneously cherry blossoms and red leaves of Maple trees. ...

Enjoy cherry blossoms and red maple trees in autumn

I: Illumination on cherry blossoms in autumn

by Taro Tsubomura, 9.4 km away

Amazingly, the cherry blossoms in this park can be seen in late autumn to early winter.Jomine [pronou...

Illumination on cherry blossoms in autumn

J: Shinsui Dam

by Hiroky OGAWA, 9.5 km away

Shinsui Dam

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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