0 Likes

Minekata (Hakuba) Japan North Alps
Japan
Copyright: Hiroshi Tai
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Taken: 26/01/2013
Uploaded: 26/01/2013
Updated: 10/10/2014
Views:

...


Tags: minekata; hakubamura; nagano; north alps
comments powered by Disqus

c pak
DAN 6
Andrey Litvinov
First Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko panoramic
You Changyeol
2014 SEOUL KIMCHI MAKING & SHARING FESTIVAL
ErcanKapkac
Gazi Orhan Bey Mosque-Orhangazi
Gary Davies
Stevenson Tower, Mull of Galloway
Jerzy Pajor
Jerzy Kedziora - Balancing Sculptures
carlos martin
Water Mirror at The Place de la Bourse, Bordeaux, France
Aleksandr Reznik
20140526 011246 Utah Night Sky. Pinewoods resort
Nick Hobgood
Tongan Ghost Ship : On the deck
David Burton
Upper level of Sanhsia Tsu Shi Taoist Temple in New Taipei City, Taiwan
Jerzy Pajor
JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY – COLLEGIUM NOVUM - Assembly Hall - 1 gigapixel Pajorama
zeljko soletic
Viewing from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower
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.