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軽井沢駅近くの矢ケ崎公園。約4万6千㎡の広さを誇り、隣りには、軽井沢大賀ホールがあり、池の周りに散歩道があり、蓮の花がきれいに咲いています。

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A: JR Karuizawa Station / 長野県 JR東日本軽井沢駅

by Unkle Kennykoala, 370 meters away

Annual trip to Tokyo, Aug-Sep 2011. A short side-trip to Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture. JR Karuizawa s...

JR Karuizawa Station / 長野県 JR東日本軽井沢駅

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by Yasushi Kishimoto, 1.2 km away

C:

by Yasushi Kishimoto, 1.3 km away

D: Old Karuizawa - Main Street / 旧軽井沢 チャーチストリート

by Unkle Kennykoala, 1.5 km away

Annual trip to Tokyo, Aug-Sep 2011. A short side-trip to Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture. Old Karuizawa ...

Old Karuizawa - Main Street / 旧軽井沢 チャーチストリート

E: Karuizawa - Bridge at Lake Shiozawa / 塩沢湖 軽井沢タリアセン

by Unkle Kennykoala, 4.2 km away

 Annual trip to Tokyo, Aug-Sep 2011. A short side-trip to Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture. View of Lake ...

Karuizawa - Bridge at Lake Shiozawa / 塩沢湖  軽井沢タリアセン

F: Karuizawa - Lake Shiozawa Buddhist Statue / 塩沢湖 軽井沢タリアセン - 仏像

by Unkle Kennykoala, 4.3 km away

 Annual trip to Tokyo, Aug-Sep 2011. A short side-trip to Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture. A Buddhist st...

Karuizawa - Lake Shiozawa Buddhist Statue / 塩沢湖 軽井沢タリアセン - 仏像

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by Yasushi Kishimoto, 4.4 km away

H: Karuizawa - Lake Shiozawa Garden / 塩沢湖 軽井沢タリアセン イングリッシュローズガーデン

by Unkle Kennykoala, 4.5 km away

 Annual trip to Tokyo, Aug-Sep 2011. A short side-trip to Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture. Found this ni...

Karuizawa - Lake Shiozawa Garden / 塩沢湖 軽井沢タリアセン イングリッシュローズガーデン

I: Harunire Terrace

by Taro Tsubomura, 4.6 km away

Harunire Terrace was opend at 2009. There are many restaurant and unique shops. ”Harunire” means Elm ...

Harunire Terrace

J: Karuizawa Kogen Church

by Taro Tsubomura, 4.7 km away

Karuizawa Kogen Church was founded in 1912, after a Canadian missionay, Alexander C. Shaw, visited he...

Karuizawa Kogen Church

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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