0 Likes

Higashi Betsuin
Japan
Higashi Betsuin is one of Nagoya's largest temples. It was built around 1690. It's located in Naka-ku near the Nagoya Broadcastinng Network. On the grounds there is a community center that offers many classes and a thriving Kendo dojo.
Copyright: Blane Ebersold
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8000x4000
Taken: 22/07/2012
Uploaded: 22/07/2012
Updated: 16/10/2014
Views:

...


Tags: japan; nagoya; temple
comments powered by Disqus

Joby Catto
Driftwood installation by Veiðilyesa, on the road to Djúpavík, Iceland
Pascal Moulin
Abbaye de La Lucerne - France
Vasilis Triantafyllou
Platamonas Beach Sunset Greece
Martin Broomfield
View over Portofino, Genoa
AHMET GÜMÜŞ
Hobi Bahceleri KONYA
luis davilla
ahu tongariki in easter island
Larry Huppert
Cadillac Mountain Sunset
Juergen Stellmacher
Semi Anechoic Chamber
Jan Dunlop
Wolleys Bay Panorama, Tutukaka Coast
Uwe Wieteck
Der schafberggipfel
Bane Obradović
Fosseland lake, Norway
David Rowley
Kakapo Peak
Blane Ebersold
Oasis 21 - Bottom Floor
Blane Ebersold
Rice Field in Nakatsugawa
Blane Ebersold
Nara4
Blane Ebersold
Yaoya - Vegi Market at Oosu
Blane Ebersold
Nagoya Station - West
Blane Ebersold
百花百草  Hyakka Hyakuso Tea Room
Blane Ebersold
Kisogawa at Nakatsugawa
Blane Ebersold
Meijo Koen Community Building
Blane Ebersold
Oasis 21 Upper Deck at Night
Blane Ebersold
Elementary Kendo Class
Blane Ebersold
Nakatsugawa Train Station
Blane Ebersold
Ise Shrine Steps
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.