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Tower of the sun / Golden Mask & Face of the Sun

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A: Tower of The Sun

by Yoshinori Akiyama, 10 meters away

The Tower of the Sun (太陽の塔 Taiyō no Tō?) is a building created by Japanese artist Tarō Okamoto. It wa...

Tower of The Sun

B: Tower of the Sun / Black Sun

by Nobuaki Tanaka, 40 meters away

Tower of the Sun / Black Sun

C: Festival Plaza / お祭り広場

by Nobuaki Tanaka, 170 meters away

Festival Plaza / お祭り広場

D: Sun Child

by heiwa4126, 3.1 km away

A public art by Kenji Yanobe on the front of Minami-Ibaraki station, Osaka

Sun Child

E: Ibaraki shrine

by heiwa4126, 3.6 km away

Ibaraki shrine

G: Ryuanji Temple

by Taro Tsubomura, 6.6 km away

The ryuanji temple is located in Minoo national park. It has been told that the temple was founded in...

Ryuanji Temple

H: The Start of Runway 32L at Itami Airport (ITM)

by Kengo Shimizu, 8.4 km away

I took this panorama near the start of runway 32L of Itami Airport (aka. Osaka airport) in Hyogo pref...

The Start of Runway 32L at Itami Airport (ITM)

I: Osaka Airport, South Point

by Shinya Omachi, 8.4 km away

Osaka Airport, South Point

J: Akagawa temporary bridge

by heiwa4126, 8.5 km away

A pedestrian bridge on a single-track of a double-track railway over Yodogawa river, Osaka.

Akagawa temporary bridge

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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