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Hasikui-iwa
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Yasuhiro Muranaka
Hasikui
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Mushikui-iwa
Yasuhiro Muranaka
Kasinozaki1
Yasuhiro Muranaka
Kasinozaki2
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Kozagawa Ichimai-iwa
H. Adi Saputra
DaimonZaka in KumanoKodo Japan, UNESCO World Herritage
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Kumano Kodo Waterfall
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Ukishima-no-mori
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Kumano-Hayatama-Jinja
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Hyakken-gura
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市江崎 泥ダイアピル
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Takahara Kiri-no-Sato rest area
Giannis Giannas
Sunrise in Rodos
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Shaanxi Xi'an Mt. Huashan 13——East Peak Before sunrise
John Hill
Frank Lloyd Wright's Esplanade near the Waterdome
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Shaanxi Xi'an Mt. Huashan 17——South Peak (Landing Wild Geese Peak)
Kobel Rudolf
The Main Prang HDR
Igor Krucko
CARCROSS DESERT
Nikolay Podrezkov
Landscape Wellton park
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Shaanxi Xi'an Mt. Huashan 10——Gold Lock Pass
Pascal Moulin
Écomusée de la vigne et du vin de Gradignan - France
Henry Graffmann
Uragh Stone Circle at Lough Inchiquin near Kenmare Ireland
Felix Oehl
Aberdeen Marina Breakwater
Marco Chiaudano
Villa Torlonia, Casina Delle Civette, Entrance
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Nyutuhime-jinja
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Kumano-Hayatama-Jinja
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笹の滝
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Minamata-Bay
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PORTO EUROPE
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Ukishima-no-mori
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Sinden-no-taki
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Misato Observatory
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Kozagawa Ichimai-iwa
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Tottori-sakyu
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Hasikui-iwa
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市江崎 泥ダイアピル
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.