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iwamoto-yama park
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iwamotoyama park-4
Haruhiko Nakayama
新東名高速道路 New Tomei Expressway
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fujikawa under the bridge1
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hourai bridge
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SUNNY ROCK FUJI slab wall
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SUNNY ROCK FUJI
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SUNNY ROCK FUJI entrance
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fuji river boulder-1
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Central park in Fuji city Part.2
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central park in Fuji city Part.1
bibouroku tabito
The Float,Yoshiwara-Gion Festival(2014) 2
Arroz Marisco
Sunset Over Rio Ascencio
Thanee Charoensilp
To make a food offering for 3,000 monks
Yury Rybalskiy
Cat Creek day use area in Kananaskis Park
Comi Valentine
Trekking Fan at Co To Island
Rommel Bundalian
Sherman Tank at Imugan
Andrew Pryadlo
Odesskij dvorik
Kyu-Yong Choi
Doi Mae salong - Green Tea Farm
Yury Rybalskiy
Evergreen
Night Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik riviera - Elaphiti Islands
Marcio Cabral
Patagonic Rainbow
Arroz Marisco
The Hotel with the Most Wonderful View - not quite the Everest View Hotel
Arroz Marisco
Gathering Storm over French Valley 2
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Fuji-kawa estuary
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bath room
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sekimon
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unclear pond
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toki-no-sumika winter illumination 2013 Part.3
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manabi-bashi
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Jimmy Carter visiting monument
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top of tougenkyou
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futatsuzuka shitazuka
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chichibunomiya memorial park front at night
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Mt.Fuji and Lake Yamanaka
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Yamamiya sengen jinja (shrine) part1
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.