Kenroku-en Garden, Kotoji Stone Lantern
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Kenroku-en Garden, Kotoji Stone Lantern

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A: Kenroku-en Garden, kasumigaike

by Akiyoshi Odagawa, 90 meters away

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B: Kenroku-en Hisago-ike Pond

by Akiyoshi Odagawa, 170 meters away

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C: Cherry Blossoms at Kanazawa Castle

by Akiyoshi Odagawa, 180 meters away

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D: Kanazawa Castle Ishikawamon Gate

by Akiyoshi Odagawa, 240 meters away

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E: Kenroku-en Garden Yamazakiyama

by Akiyoshi Odagawa, 270 meters away

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F: The Swimming Pool: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

by Tadashi IKUTA, 470 meters away

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The Swimming Pool: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

G: 金沢21世紀美術館

by Ryohei yamanaka, 480 meters away

金沢の観光名所「金沢21世紀美術館」です。 初めてのパノラマ撮影なので三脚も消せていません笑

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H: test

by Haruko Murakami, 620 meters away

test

I: Oyama shrine

by Akiyoshi Odagawa, 800 meters away

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J: Kanazawa Omi-Cho Market

by Akiyoshi Odagawa, 1.1 km away

Kanazawa Omi-Cho Market

This panorama was taken in Japan

This is an overview of 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.

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