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hakone ashinoko observatory park
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kojiri-2
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Sunset in Hakone
Taro Tsubomura
Lake Ashinoko and Fukara water-gate
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Lake Ashinoko near Kojiri
Min Heo
Sightseeing cruise and small boats of Ashi Lake, Hakone,
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mikuni pass
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sunset in Mikuni pass
Min Heo
On the Sightseeing Cruise ship, Lake Ashi, Hakone
Taro Tsubomura
Miscanthus sinensis in Hakone
Min Heo
In the Hakone Ropeway, from Owakudani to Togendai, Hakone area
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sengokubara
Arroz Marisco
Moeraki Boulder
Arroz Marisco
Ben Lomond
Mark Weber
Horseshoe Bend, Colorado River, Arizona near Page
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Sai Yeung Choi St( 西洋菜街) Mon Kok HK
Franck Masschelein
Fields of bunkers
Igor Adamec
Osijek cathedral
鼎典全景,Ding code panorama,
长春南湖白桦林,Changchun south lake park
Jeff Fillmore
Brooksville Florida, Abandoned Grain Depot
Mark Frost
Overlooking New Grimsby bay in Tresco
Fernando da Rosa Morena
Eden Valley train station
D.Tulga
Small Wooden Bridge In Manzushir
Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities
019 01 جبل الياطب في حائل Yatib Mountain
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Stone steps in Okunoin
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central park in Fuji city Part.1
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path of azalea
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Hakone Sightseeing Cruise
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fuji river boulder-1
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sunset falls
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tide pool
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honjoh-yama
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panorama dai
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sanchou station
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path of Numazu bamboo fence
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Asahi-daki (waterfall)
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.