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Kumagaya Uchiwa Festival : Day 2 - The floats parade

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Uchiwa festival at Kumagaya City, Saitama. ("Uchhiwa" is Japanese hand fan.)

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A: Kumagaya Uchiwa Festival : day 2 - The floats parade on the festival square

by heiwa4126, 70 meters away

Uchiwa festival at Kumagaya City, Saitama. ("Uchhiwa" is Japanese hand fan.)

Kumagaya Uchiwa Festival : day 2 - The floats parade on the festival square

B: Kumagaya Uchiwa Festival : Day3 - Tatakiai

by heiwa4126, 210 meters away

Uchiwa festival at Kumagaya City, Saitama. ("Uchhiwa" is Japanese hand fan.)And "Tatakiai" is the mus...

Kumagaya Uchiwa Festival : Day3 - Tatakiai

C: Kumagaya station in Chichibu line

by heiwa4126, 590 meters away

On The Kumagaya station's platform.

Kumagaya station in Chichibu line

D: Yagibashi department store

by heiwa4126, 600 meters away

The hottest point in Japan.

Yagibashi department store

E: Kumagaya Uchiwa Festival : Day 2 - Tatakiai at Ginza

by heiwa4126, 680 meters away

Uchiwa festival at Kumagaya City, Saitama. ("Uchhiwa" is Japanese hand fan.)

Kumagaya Uchiwa Festival : Day 2 - Tatakiai at Ginza

F: MichAdel | Japan Kumagaya Sakura Panorama

by Michael Chien, 860 meters away

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumagaya,_SaitamaKumagaya (熊谷市 Kumagaya-shi?) is a city in Saitama Prefe...

MichAdel | Japan Kumagaya Sakura Panorama

G: Gyoda city local museum

by heiwa4126, 5.9 km away

At the entrance of Gyoda local museum. The successive rulers' flags are on the wall.

Gyoda city local museum

H: Oshijo

by heiwa4126, 6.0 km away

A small castle in Gyoda, Saitama.

Oshijo

I: Play Pool

by Katsunori Takamatsu, 6.2 km away

Play Pool

J: Kagohara station

by heiwa4126, 6.2 km away

Kagohara station

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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