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A: Kyoto Art Center

by Tadashi IKUTA, 410 meters away

Kyoto Art Center

B: Kyoto Art Center Tatami room

by Tadashi IKUTA, 420 meters away

Kyoto Art Center Tatami room

C: Kyoto Art Center Kodo

by Tadashi IKUTA, 420 meters away

Kyoto Art Center Kodo

D: Kyoto Art Center

by Tadashi IKUTA, 420 meters away

Kyoto Art Center

E: Kyoto Art Center

by Tadashi IKUTA, 430 meters away

Kyoto Art Center

F: 因幡堂(平等寺) Inabado Byodouji-Temple,Kyoto

by Kudo Kenji Photograph, 440 meters away

がん封じ、お参りは因幡薬師へ因幡堂(平等寺)

因幡堂(平等寺)  Inabado Byodouji-Temple,Kyoto

G: Kyo Machiya

by Daisuke Tomiyasu, 520 meters away

Mumei-sha, which is a cultural assets of historical town house with business rooms settled with. It i...

Kyo Machiya

H: osteria Bastille Kyoto

by Kudo Kenji Photograph, 610 meters away

 osteria Bastille Kyoto

osteria Bastille Kyoto

I: 京料理 料理旅館 鶴清 200帖大広間, 200quire Banquet hall,TSURUSE,Kyoto.

by Kudo Kenji Photograph, 1.2 km away

〒600-8017京都市下京区木屋町五条上ルTEL:075-351-8518営業時間昼  11:30~14:00(最終入店)夜  16:30~20:00(最終入店)義経、弁慶ゆかりの五条大橋のたもと、鴨...

京料理 料理旅館 鶴清 200帖大広間, 200quire Banquet hall,TSURUSE,Kyoto.

J: Higashi Honganji(Goeido)

by red whale, 1.2 km away

Higashi Honganji(Goeido)

Higashi Honganji(Goeido)

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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