0 Likes

Hiroshima
Japan
Copyright: Ngo Hoang Duc
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 4000x2000
Taken: 02/11/2013
Uploaded: 05/11/2013
Updated: 12/11/2013
Views:

...


Tags:
comments powered by Disqus

Evgeny Efimov
View from the Helix Bridge at night, Singapore
Mervin Manangan
Hokokuji Temple, Kamakura
Özgür Örsoğlu
Anıtkabir - İsmet İnönü Lahdi
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Venice - Palazzo Ducale
Stephan Messner
Ski jump ruin near Waldenburg
Roy Alvarez
Beijing National Stadium
Ivor Linington
Sheffield Cathedral The Nave
Evgeniy Veldyaev
Ice hole for water consecration on Epiphany
Evgeniy Veldyaev
Ice Rotunda — В ледяной ротонде
Sferano 14 / Poznan, Old Market
Astrolabio Colombia 360
Hard Rock Cafe Times Square
kmnet
Explosion Test Field
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.