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A: Tombolo (tidal island)

by kiyoharu takamura, 590 meters away

Sanshiroujima is made of  four islands, Denbeijima, Nakanoshima, Okinoseshima and Takashima. You can ...

Tombolo (tidal island)

B: Sanshiroujima

by kiyoharu takamura, 620 meters away


C: Izu Tago Diving Center

by Thomas Humeau, 2.3 km away

Tago is a little fishing village on the west coast of the Izu peninsula.Izu is at 3 hours south of To...

Izu Tago Diving Center

D: Muroiwadou 4

by kiyoharu takamura, 3.3 km away

Because soft and easy to process the Izu Stone (tuff) which colcanic ashes deposited when Izu Peninsu...

Muroiwadou 4

E: Muroiwadou 3

by kiyoharu takamura, 3.3 km away

Muroiwadou 3

F: Muroiwadou 2

by kiyoharu takamura, 3.3 km away

Muroiwadou 2

G: Muroiwadou 1

by kiyoharu takamura, 3.3 km away

Muroiwadou 1

H: Izubuntei

by kiyoharu takamura, 3.6 km away


I: ishibu

by kiyoharu takamura, 5.4 km away


J: omoide misaki

by kiyoharu takamura, 6.3 km away

omoide misaki

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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