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Gallery H
Japan
Copyright: Hitoshi Oikawa
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8000x4000
Taken: 27/04/2012
Uploaded: 28/04/2012
Updated: 13/05/2012
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Hitoshi Oikawa
Office of Gallery H
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130703 Afa 01x
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130702 Tokashikubeach
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130709 Hodosan
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130427 Shibazakura 01x
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Tjolöholm Castle - On the wall
Geoff Mather
The Weir Rustic Hut
Tariana Mara
São Paulo, Brasil
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Tjolöholm Castle - Entrance
Ramin Dehdashti
Khaneh Borujerdi-ha - The Borujerdi-ha House
Carlos Chegado
Ferrera Beach Apartments Mallorca Swimming Pool at Sunset
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1930s street view of Seoul
Mark Schuster
Shiraz Old Bazaar Iran
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Mont Saint Michel Finistere France
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Old Department Store
Stig Nordlander
Yellowstone Sapphire Pool
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Crater Lake Oregon Usa
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Office of Gallery H
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Osezaki
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Ana Manza Highfloor Twin
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Summer Snow
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Cape Maeda
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Ana Manza Roof
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More About 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.