0 Likes

Main Hall of Sumadera Temple in Kobe
Japan

This panorama was taken in front of the main hall of Sumadera temple.

Sumadera temple was, according to ancient documents, built by a royal order in A.D. 886.

These days, the temple has many funny Buddhist statues such as a bear, kids, a turtle and so on to attract visitors.

Copyright: Kengo Shimizu
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10000x5000
Uploaded: 27/12/2011
Updated: 25/04/2014
Views:

...


Tags: japan; kobe; temple; sumadera
comments powered by Disqus

Kengo Shimizu
Three-Storied Pagoda of Sumadera Temple in Kobe
Kengo Shimizu
Deva Gate of Sumadera Temple in Kobe
Nobuaki Tanaka
Suma Beach / 須磨海岸
Kengo Shimizu
Midori no Tou (The Tower of the Green) in Kobe, Japan
Kengo Shimizu
Tea House on Mt.Hatahuri in Kobe, Japan
Kengo Shimizu
View from Mt.Hachibuse in Kobe, Japan
Kengo Shimizu
Rocky Ridge of Suma Alps in Kobe, Japan
Nobuaki Tanaka
Gigantor / 鉄人28号のモニュメント
hironobu honjyo
KOBE TOKIWA UNIVERSITY
hironobu honjyo
Takatori-yama
hironobu honjyo
HOME'S STADIUM KOBE On a footbridge (Nishide Takamatsumaeike Sen)
hironobu honjyo
Misaki park
John Roberts
Broken Hill, Torrey Pines SNR, San Diego, California, USA
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Agios Vazilios, Konakli, Turkey
Paul Linden
Between two places
Stefano Gelli
Basilica di S. Piero a Grado (a bird's eye view)
Renzo Falconi
Santuario - Madonna Della Corona - Spiazzi (VR) -
kiyoharu takamura
Mt.Daruma
Andrea Biffi
costa di Tramonti vista da Monesteroli
yunzen liu
Shaanxi Xi'an Mt. Huashan 31—— the primary breath-taking path of Mt. Huashan Qianchi Zhuang
Andrea Biffi
Venezia, Fondamenta San Felice
Calvin Jones
Head of Reds Canyon, San Rafael Swell, Utah
yunzen liu
Shaanxi Xi'an Baoji Famen Temple 3—— the elephant stone shape at Fountain Square
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Greek Church in Kücükköy, Cappadocia, Turkey
Kengo Shimizu
View from Mt. Zenbosan
Kengo Shimizu
Mitsuyama Festival in Himeji
Kengo Shimizu
Entrance of an 18th Century Japanese Residence
Kengo Shimizu
View from Ruins of Komayama Castle
Kengo Shimizu
Interior of a Dagoba in Himeji
Kengo Shimizu
Tea Room at Himeji City Museum of Literature
Kengo Shimizu
Circuit Style Japanese Garden at Kuranosuke Oishi's Mansion
Kengo Shimizu
Harimashimosato Station of Hojo Railway Company
Kengo Shimizu
Himeji City Museum of Art
Kengo Shimizu
Guest Room of an Inn in Ieshima Island
Kengo Shimizu
View from Mt.Tegara in Himeji, Japan
Kengo Shimizu
View from the Lookout on Mt.Kunimiyama
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.