0 Likes

Hokan-ji Temple (Yasaka Pagoda), Kyoto, Japan
Japan

Founded in 589, Hokan-ji was dedicated to the five great nyorai, but it is now little more than a pagoda surrounded by residential buildings near Yasaka Shrine.

Ref: http://www.taleofgenji.org/hokanji.html

Copyright: Thomas Humeau
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6456x3228
Uploaded: 29/01/2012
Updated: 23/09/2014
Views:

...


Tags: gion; hokan; yasaka; pagoda; kyoto; japan
comments powered by Disqus

heiwa4126
Yasaka street
heiwa4126
Yasaka Tower
bibouroku tabito
Goju-no-to (5-Story Pagoda) of Houkan-ji Temple ( Night view of Kyoto City )
bibouroku tabito
The art that I watched at an alley ( Night view of Kyoto City )
Thomas Humeau
Hokan-ji Temple (Yasaka Pagoda), Kyoto, Japan
bibouroku tabito
Ishibekoji alley ( Night view of Kyoto City )
Min Heo
Traditional Japanese street, Ninen Jaka, Kyoto
bibouroku tabito
Ninenzaka ( Night view of Kyoto City )
bibouroku tabito
Sannenzaka ( Night view of Kyoto City )
Thomas Humeau
Gion, Kyoto, Japan
Thomas Blanket
Japan, Kyoto, Gesshinin Temple
bibouroku tabito
Sannenzaka ( Night view of Kyoto City )
Igor Marx
International Neuroscience Institute (INI)
Markus Matern
Cross on summit of mount Imberger Horn
mouret-vincent
New York in the sky 4 french on board
ehcsimred
Ehcsimred bruecke nasses dreieck germany
yunzen liu
The desert date and Camel grass in Tenggeli Desert
Reza Pazhouhesh
Katale-Khor Cave
Igor Marx
International Neuroscience Institute (INI)
Mark Schuster
Golestan Palace - Tehran - Iran
heiwa4126
Shinjuku Kabuki-cho Crossing
Tibor Illes
Veteran motorcycles
Mark Schuster
Kanakan Village - Iran
Katsunori Takamatsu
The 1/1 scale Gundam RX78 in Odaiba
Thomas Humeau
黒川温泉
Thomas Humeau
Ayahiro Waterfall - Mitake - Tokyo
Thomas Humeau
Ryuokyo
Thomas Humeau
Pano 2012 03 Buenosaires Recoleta
Thomas Humeau
Plaza San Francisco and it's church/convent, Quito, Ecuador
Thomas Humeau
Pano 2011 10 Buenos Aires 1
Thomas Humeau
Ceasars palace - The Forum shops - Las Vegas
Thomas Humeau
Historic Village of Shirakawa-gō
Thomas Humeau
Death Valley National Park - Mesquite Sand Dunes
Thomas Humeau
Nueva York street is the civic district, Santiago de Chile
Thomas Humeau
River near Mt Tanzawa
Thomas Humeau
Icicles of Misotsuchi, Chichibu, Saitama, Japan
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.