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Shinya Omachi
Footpath Between Rice Fields
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Shinto Gate, Togakushi Jinja Shrine
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Oratory, Togakushi Jinja Shrine
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Seine, Seta river
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Dry Riverbed Tenjingawa
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Dry Riverbed Tenjingawa-river
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Tomikawa Amitabha statue in cliff
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Tenjingawa Rever 2nd Dam
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Nakifudou
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Fork Tanakamiyama Yahazugatake
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Gateof Fudouji Temple
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Statue of Fudouji Temple
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Bodega Cooperativa de Felanitx , Es Sindicat
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Restaurant in Trans-Mongolian Train
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Beijing Capital International Airport
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Brazilian family
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The cascade at grimsel lake
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Gare de Guillemins
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Grimsel Alpine Power Dam
Fariborz Alagheband
Naein Cloak Weaving
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Temperate rainforest Olympic Peninsula, Washington
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Mount Saleve with paragliders
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Winter christening on the river
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The Big Wheel in the Turda Saltmine
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Hyakuhiro no Taki Falls
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Takatoriyama Cliff
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Hole Near Cave 4 00
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Nagahama Tower Building
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Foot of Kujirayama hill, Musashino Park
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Lake Motosu-ko
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Motosu Ice Lava Cave
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Gateof Fudouji Temple
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Cape Tsurugizaki (a.k.a. Kenzaki)
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Red Brick Park
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Oomuroyama Trail
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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.