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Yodo River Weir / 淀川大堰
Japan
Copyright: Nobuaki tanaka
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Uploaded: 29/03/2011
Updated: 04/04/2011
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Akagawa temporary bridge
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The Connecting Bridge(Shin-Osaka Station)
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Shin-Osaka station
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"Distination Nara" campaign in Shin-Osaka station
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Tenjinbashisuji shopping maill
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Ogimachi Kids' Park
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Hotel green plaza osaka chapel
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Nakatsu 1 / 中津二之橋
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Toki no hiroba
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Kyobashi Grand Chateau
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Aoshima Shrine2
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-Roßfeldstraße- Gedenkkreuz im Mondlicht
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Aleppo Souq Typical Shop
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Ice Lagoon, Iceland
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Venice - Gondola traffic at Rio S. Zulian
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South coast of Lokrum island
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Autostadt Wolfsburg - Autoturm
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Scenes from the past, Rundale Palace, Latvia
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Polar station, Hayes Island, Franz Josef Land
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Oba-Q / オバケのQ太郎
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Umeda Mido-suji / 梅田 御堂筋
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Nakanoshima Park 2 / 中之島公園 2
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Shinsekai shopping district / 新世界の商店街
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Fukuyama Museum of art
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Renjuku - Old Kan house / 廉塾ならびに菅茶山旧宅
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Hokko JCT / 北港ジャンクション
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Tower of the sun / Golden Mask & Face of the Sun
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Tennoji Zoo / 動物園ステージ
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Innoshima Bridge / 因島大橋
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.