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貴船神社 奥宮 門 Gate of the Kifune Shrine Penetralia

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A: 貴船 奥宮 御神水 Sacred water, Kifune Kyoto

by Kudo Kenji Photograph, less than 10 meters away

貴船 奥宮 御神水 Sacred water, Kifune Kyoto

B: 貴船神社 奥宮入口 Entrance of the Kifune Shrine Penetralia

by Kudo Kenji Photograph, less than 10 meters away

貴船神社 奥宮入口 Entrance of the Kifune Shrine Penetralia

C: 京都貴船神社 奥宮 Kifune Shrine Okunomiya

by Kudo Kenji Photograph, 10 meters away

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D: 貴船神社 奥の院 Kifune Shrine Penetralia

by Kudo Kenji Photograph, 30 meters away

貴船神社 奥の院 Kifune Shrine Penetralia

E: 貴船神社 奥宮 御船形石 "Funagata-ishi" Boat-shaped Stone,Kyoto

by Kudo Kenji Photograph, 40 meters away

There is a stone in the shape of a boat inside the precinct of Kifune Shrine, dedicated to the worshi...

貴船神社 奥宮 御船形石 "Funagata-ishi" Boat-shaped Stone,Kyoto

F: 京都貴船神社 奥宮 Kifune Shrine Penetralia, Okuno-Miya,Kyoto

by Kudo Kenji Photograph, 40 meters away

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G: 貴船神社 奥宮 Okumiya Kifune Shrine,in snow.

by Kudo Kenji Photograph, 50 meters away

KIFUNE SHRINEKifune Shrine is a Shinto shrine located about 15 km north of central Kyoto.It is locate...

貴船神社 奥宮 Okumiya Kifune Shrine,in snow.

H: 貴船 左源太・落水荘 | Sagenta-Fallingwater Riverbeds Cuisine,Kibune Kyoto

by Kudo Kenji Photograph, 220 meters away

 京都 貴船右源太・左源太 

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I: 貴船神社 相生の大杉 The sacred cedar tree in Kibune,called "Meotosugi" Kyoto

by Kudo Kenji Photograph, 220 meters away

貴船神社web site<奥宮相生大杉> 貴船神社奥宮に至る沿道の二つ社の前に立つスギ科のスギ 同じ根から生えた2本の大杉が寄り添うように立っており、 「夫婦杉(めおとすぎ)」とも称される 樹齢約1000年

貴船神社 相生の大杉 The sacred cedar tree in Kibune,called "Meotosugi" Kyoto

J: 貴船 左源太・落水荘 | Sagenta-Fallingwater Renewal in 2012, Kyoto

by Kudo Kenji Photograph, 230 meters away

 京都 貴船右源太・左源太 

貴船 左源太・落水荘 | Sagenta-Fallingwater Renewal in 2012, Kyoto

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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