Kamo-gawa river delta
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Kamo-gawa river delta

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At the river junction of Kamo river and Takano river.

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A: Tadasu no mori,Shimogamo shrine, Kyoto. 京都下鴨神社 糺の森の朝

by Kudo Kenji Photograph, 910 meters away

Shimogamo Jinja ShrineTadasu no moriThis lush, green mori or forest is a hallmark of Shimogamo shrine...

Tadasu no mori,Shimogamo shrine, Kyoto. 京都下鴨神社 糺の森の朝

B: Playing Kendo in Shimogamo Shrine

by Taro Tsubomura, 1.0 km away

Shimogamo Shrine, officially "Kamo mioya jinja", is one of the largest and most famous Shrine in Japa...

Playing Kendo in Shimogamo Shrine

C: 下鴨神社

by Haruka Suzuki, 1.0 km away


D: 京都御所 Kyoto Imperial Palace

by Kudo Kenji Photograph, 1.2 km away

Kyoto Imperial PalaceThe Kyoto Imperial palace was built in 1331 and the Emperor lived here until 186...

京都御所 Kyoto Imperial Palace

E: 閑臥庵 Kyoto Kanga-An

by Kudo Kenji Photograph, 1.3 km away

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閑臥庵 Kyoto Kanga-An

F: 閑臥庵 Kyoto,Kanga An

by Kudo Kenji Photograph, 1.3 km away

黄檗禅宗 瑞芝山 【閑臥庵】

閑臥庵 Kyoto,Kanga An

G: 閑臥庵 Kyoto,Kanga An Garden

by Kudo Kenji Photograph, 1.3 km away

Kanga AN黄檗禅宗 瑞芝山 【閑臥庵】 

閑臥庵 Kyoto,Kanga An Garden

I: Heian Jingu Shrine, Kyoto

by Dave Kennard, 1.8 km away

Panorama taken inside Heian Shrine (平安神宮; Heian-jingū) in the Sakyo-ku ward of Kyoto, Japan. Heian Sh...

Heian Jingu Shrine, Kyoto

J: 真如堂

by Haruka Suzuki, 1.9 km away


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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