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A: Kiyomizu Dera Top Kyoto Light Up

by H. Adi Saputra, less than 10 meters away

This is the spring scenery of the Cherry blossom (sakura) in Kiyomizu dera, Kyoto Japan.  This shot w...

Kiyomizu Dera Top Kyoto Light Up

B: Kiyomizu Dera Sakura Lightup Central

by H. Adi Saputra, 20 meters away

This is the spring scenery of the Cherry blossom (sakura) in Kiyomizu dera, Kyoto Japan.  This shot w...

Kiyomizu Dera Sakura Lightup Central

C: Kiyomizu Dera, Kyoto

by Min Heo, 20 meters away

Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺?), known more fully as Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera (音羽山清水寺?) is an independent Buddhis...

Kiyomizu Dera, Kyoto

D: Kiyomizu-dera, Kyoto, Japan

by Thomas Humeau, 30 meters away

Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺), officially Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera (音羽山清水寺) is an independent Buddhist temple in...

Kiyomizu-dera, Kyoto, Japan

E: Kiyomizudera Sakura Pond

by H. Adi Saputra, 40 meters away

This is the spring scenery of the Cherry blossom (sakura) in Kiyomizu dera, Kyoto Japan.  This shot w...

Kiyomizudera Sakura Pond

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by Yasuhiro Muranaka, 130 meters away

H: Kiyomizu Dera Kyoto Light Up

by H. Adi Saputra, 130 meters away

This is a panorama of Kiyomizudera (清水寺)in Kyoto. This is a must see temple in Kyoto (also a UNESCO w...

Kiyomizu Dera Kyoto Light Up

I: The stage at the Kiyomizu temple

by heiwa4126, 150 meters away

On the main stage at Kiyomizu-dera temple. "Jump off the stage at Kiyomizu" is a famous Japanese idio...

The stage at the Kiyomizu temple

J: Kiyomizudera Night Sakura

by H. Adi Saputra, 210 meters away

Kiyomizudera in spring surrounded by blooming sakura. Anothe recommended panorama is here: http://www...

Kiyomizudera Night Sakura

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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