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A: Heiandori Bicycle Parking

by Blane Ebersold, 5.6 km away

Heiandori Bicycle Parking

B: 山田天満宮

by Tatsuya Kawamatsu, 5.7 km away


C: 山田天満宮2

by Tatsuya Kawamatsu, 5.7 km away

GOPANO Girocam hero3を1台で、自作の雲台で撮影をトライ。


D: Meijo Koen Community Building

by Blane Ebersold, 6.7 km away

The community building at Meijo Koen. Located just north of Nagoya Castle, Meijo Koen is on of Nagoya...

Meijo Koen Community Building

E: Meijo Koen Windmill

by Blane Ebersold, 6.7 km away

This is Meijo Koen (Meijo Park), one of Nagoya's largest parks. The park is popular with picnickers a...

Meijo Koen Windmill

F: Shrine Near Amagasaka Station, Nagoya, Japan

by Blane Ebersold, 6.7 km away

Nagoya has shrines scattered thoughout all of it's negborhoods.  This panorama was taken at a shrine ...

Shrine Near Amagasaka Station, Nagoya, Japan

G: Meijo Koen Spring Evening

by Blane Ebersold, 6.9 km away

This is Meijo Koen (Meijo Park) taken from the side adjacent to Nagoya Castle.  The photo was taken i...

Meijo Koen Spring Evening

H: Nagoya castle - Sakura season

by Sakura Kasadera, 7.1 km away

The Nagoya castle was constructed by the Tokugawa family in 1612. It was rebuilt in 1952 though it wa...

Nagoya castle - Sakura season

I: Nagoya Castle Main Entrance

by マルコス 深瀬, 7.1 km away

Nagoya Castle Main Entrance

J: 百花百草  Hyakka Hyakuso - Western Garden

by Blane Ebersold, 7.2 km away

百花百草  Hyakka Hyakuso  is a museum owned and operated by the City of Nagoya.   Beautiful gardens and t...

百花百草  Hyakka Hyakuso - Western Garden

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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