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A: JR大糸線 大町駅

by Hiroshi Tai, 13.4 km away

JR大糸線 大町駅

B: 11/10/09 The view from Mt-Chougatake

by Yutaka Takahashi, 13.9 km away

2011/10/09 蝶ヶ岳山頂からの、槍穂高の眺望です。三股から登りましたが、連休中日だったので駐車場は満杯。道路にも150台近くの車があふれていました。ご覧のとおりお天気は雲一つ無い快晴で、多くの登...

11/10/09 The view from Mt-Chougatake

C: Panorama on ridge of Higashikama

by iwamori naoto, 16.3 km away

Panorama on ridge of Higashikama

D: Mt.Yari and a small shrine

by iwamori naoto, 16.4 km away

Mt.Yari and a small shrine

E: Peak of Mt,Yari(3180m)

by iwamori naoto, 16.4 km away

 This panorama is taken from top of Mt.Yari in October.Space of peak is allow about 10 people or so.N...

Peak of Mt,Yari(3180m)

F: Camp side near Mt.Yari

by iwamori naoto, 16.6 km away

Camp side near Mt.Yari

G: View from Nishikama-One

by iwamori naoto, 16.7 km away

View from Nishikama-One


by iwamori naoto, 16.8 km away

I: Karasawa Heutte Sunrise

by H. Adi Saputra, 17.6 km away

This is Karasawa Heute in Nagano, Japan. This panorama was taken around 5AM. Karasawa can be reached ...

Karasawa Heutte Sunrise

J: Hidasawa

by iwamori naoto, 17.7 km away


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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