貴船 右源太 at Kyoto, Kawadoko Cuisine, UGENTA
Kyoto, Japan’s most photogenic city, simply seems made for the camera’s eye — a good thing, until someone else’s lens nudges its way into your carefully composed shot. Ugenta, however, feels far from the crowds. The two-room ryokan, reached via a twisting mountain road, is close enough for day-long photography sessions in the city, but it still has all the scenic, back-to-nature appeal of a gorgeous little guesthouse in the woods.
京都貴船 右源太 ┃ 川床料理 料理旅館 Ugenta has achieved an unrivalled presence with their service and cuisine that a...
京都貴船 右源太 ┃ 川床料理 料理旅館 Ugenta has achieved an unrivalled presence with their service and cuisine that ...
In Kyoto kifune UGENTA, there are two amazing rooms.One Japanese traditional room, and Western styl...
貴船倶楽部 節のある杉間伐材、村野藤吾デザインのアンティークチェア、 ネスターマーティン社の薪ストーブと、窓一面に拡がる貴船の自然が、憩いのひと時をお届けします。抹茶ラテや珈琲などの飲み物を始め、抹茶パ...
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.