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Hokko JCT / 北港ジャンクション
Japan
Copyright: 田中 宣彰
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 7034x3517
Uploaded: 15/05/2012
Updated: 21/05/2012
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Konohana-o-hasi bridge - the east end
Nobuaki Tanaka
Konohana Bridge / 此花大橋
Nobuaki Tanaka
Tempozan ferry / 天保山渡船場
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Maishima Sludge Center
Ko ki man(고기만)
오사카 덴포잔 항구
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The Maishima incineration plant
Nobuaki Tanaka
Tempozan Junction / 天保山JCT
Junichi Date
Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building Observatory (Cosmo Tower)
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安治川水門
Yasuhiro Muranaka
Intex OIsaka
Yasuhiro Muranaka
Intex Plaza
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Osaka Maritime Museum
Toni Garbasso
Piazza dei Miracoli
Dave Hughes
Meols Boat Cube Equi Equi
Yannis Guillon
Foule Illuminée du Raymond Mason
Martin Vejrosta
Dolni Kounice - Rosa coeli
Yannis Guillon
Place d'armes - Vieux port
Akiyoshi Odagawa
St Germain des pres Church
Christoph Lueken
Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Ayutthaya, Thailand
Neil Parris
Delicate Arch at Sunset, Arches National Park
John Pollock
Bourton-on-the-Water
Jakub Hruska
Corso in Pallanza during Easter
Serge Maandag
The marina of Horta, Faial
Andrew Usatyuk
The Spaso-Preobragenskiy Cathedral in Chernigov
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Hachikenya 2 / 川の駅はちけんや
Nobuaki Tanaka
Nakatsu 1 / 中津二之橋
Nobuaki Tanaka
Kannabe Honjin / 神辺本陣
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Fukuyama Museum of art
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Sangenya apartment / 三軒家アパートメント
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Sapporo Station 2 / 札幌駅前 2
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Ondo Bridge / 音戸の瀬戸
Nobuaki Tanaka
Sapporo Clock Tower / 札幌市時計台
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Renjuku - Old Kan house 2 / 廉塾ならびに菅茶山旧宅 2
Nobuaki Tanaka
Susukino Streetcar Stop/ 札幌市電 すすきの停留場
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Innoshima Bridge / 因島大橋
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Jodoji Temple / 浄土寺
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.