辰巳大明神
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辰巳大明神

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A: Shirakawa district, Kyoto

by Thomas Humeau, less than 10 meters away

Kyoto's Shirakawa Dori is perhaps the most beautiful street in the former capital. Located in Gion, o...

Shirakawa district, Kyoto

B: Gon-sirakawa ( Night view of Kyoto City )

by bibouroku tabito, less than 10 meters away

Night view of Tatumi-daimyoujin shrine neighborhood that is a landmark of Gionshirakawa.This street i...

Gon-sirakawa  ( Night view of Kyoto City )

C: Kyoto

by Thomas Humeau, 350 meters away

Pedestrian street in Gion area of Kyoto. Gion is the most traditional neighborhood of Kyoto and is of...

Kyoto

D: bronze statue of Hikokuro Takayama

by heiwa4126, 410 meters away

bronze statue of Hikokuro Takayama

E: Kyoto Yasaka

by H. Adi Saputra, 460 meters away

This is the atmosphere around Yasaka (八坂)in Kyoto, this photo was taken in during fall time where man...

Kyoto Yasaka

F: Japan, Kyoto, Yasaka Shrine

by Thomas Blanket, 460 meters away

Japan, Kyoto, Yasaka Shrine

G: 円山公園 Maruyama park,Kyoto

by Kudo Kenji Photograph, 570 meters away

円山公園  Maruyama park,Kyoto

H: Pond in Maruyama Park, Kyoto

by Dave Kennard, 610 meters away

The pond at Maruyama Park, in Kyoto, Japan. Maruyama Park (円山公園; Maruyama kōen) is famous for its che...

Pond in Maruyama Park, Kyoto

I: Kennin-ji Ryousokuin Zen Garden

by Dave Kennard, 640 meters away

Panorama in a Zen Garden of Ryousokuin (両足院), part of Kenninji (建仁寺) temple in Kyoto, Japan. Kenninji...

Kennin-ji Ryousokuin Zen Garden

J: Ebisu Jinja, Kyoto

by Dave Kennard, 690 meters away

Panorama to the side of the Haiden in Ebisu shrine (ゑびす神社), Kyoto, Japan. The shrine is built with se...

Ebisu Jinja, Kyoto

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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