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Panoramic photo by masahiro tomuro EXPERT Taken 09:53, 19/08/2006 - Views loading...

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A: yudaki

by masahiro tomuro, 4.1 km away

yudaki

B: Odashirogahara

by Shinya Omachi, 4.7 km away

Odashirogahara

C: Senjogahara

by Shinya Omachi, 5.0 km away

Senjogahara

D: Senjogahara

by Shinya Omachi, 5.5 km away

Senjogahara

E: Waterfall of RYUZU_2

by Hiroharu Shizuya, 7.7 km away

栃木県日光の竜頭の滝です。遊歩道からの眺めは迫力があります。

Waterfall of RYUZU_2

F: Waterfall of RYUZU

by Hiroharu Shizuya, 7.8 km away

栃木県日光にある竜頭の滝です。龍頭之茶屋からは2つの滝が流れ落ちるのを見ることができます。紅葉の見ごろは10月下旬~。

Waterfall of RYUZU

G: Mt.Ouhira

by H.Sakoda, 10.6 km away

Mt.Ouhira

H: Matsuki Valley 2

by H.Sakoda, 11.5 km away

Matsuki Valley 2

I: MatsukiValley2

by masahiro tomuro, 11.6 km away

切り立った岩壁、天を突くような岩稜、そびえたつ景観...今も残る煙害や山火事の爪痕に見る過去の出来事。それらを吹き飛ばすかのように雄々しく立つ山脈。まさに、日本のグランドキャニオンである。 冬は白雪をそ...

MatsukiValley2

J: Matsuki Valley 1

by H.Sakoda, 11.6 km away

Matsuki Valley 1

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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