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Jungle Ghetto Project

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A: Yoten Yotei Charity Film Night - Hirafu

by Glen Claydon, 1.8 km away

Waiting for the start of the Yoten Yotei Charity film night in NAC. 

Yoten Yotei Charity Film Night - Hirafu

B: Niseko Grand Hirafu Gondola - Base

by Glen Claydon, 2.0 km away

The hirafu gondola is always a good option - covered comfort. Usually the first lift to close when wi...

Niseko Grand Hirafu Gondola - Base

C: Niseko Grand Hirafu Gondola Construction Summer 2011

by Glen Claydon, 2.0 km away

Construction for the new gondola has started in earnest.Will be interesting to check out the progress...

Niseko Grand Hirafu Gondola Construction Summer 2011

D: Hirafu Gondola Crowd

by Glen Claydon, 2.0 km away

A classic mid winters afternoon in Niseko Hirafu.This gondola is now being upgraded this summer and a...

Hirafu Gondola Crowd

E: Niseko Hirafu First Snowfall for 2010

by Glen Claydon, 2.0 km away

First snow of the season ! Taken just after sunrise and it's always a buzz to see the first snowfall ...

Niseko Hirafu First Snowfall for 2010

F: Niseko Hirafu - Early Winter 2011

by Glen Claydon, 2.1 km away

A snap shot of Hirafu Village.The season has started very nicely with lots of good snowfall with a ba...

Niseko Hirafu - Early Winter 2011

G: Wild Bills

by Glen Claydon, 2.1 km away

Come and enjoy Niseko's largest restaurant and bar. Wild Bill's completely bilingual and multinationa...

Wild Bills

H: Niseko Hirafu New Years 2

by Glen Claydon, 2.2 km away

This is the 2nd pano i took during the 2011 New Years celebrations. Once the lights went out on the h...

Niseko Hirafu New Years 2

I: Niseko Hirafu New Year

by Glen Claydon, 2.2 km away

For the fiirst time in a few years the Hirafu resort was able to hold the new years celebrations. In ...

Niseko Hirafu New Year

J: Hirafu Kogen Old Schooler Steeze

by Glen Claydon, 2.2 km away

I am not sure who was more suprised - this stylish skier who stopped to take a photo of me shooting a...

Hirafu Kogen Old Schooler Steeze

This panorama was taken in Hokkaido, 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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