Mito Komon's statue
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Mito Komon's statue

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At Mito station. "Mito Kōmon, the ex-vice Shogun" is popular TV show in Japan same as "The Rowdy Shogun".

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A: Mito station, platform 8

by heiwa4126, 130 meters away

For Kashima-jingu in Oarai-Kasima line.

Mito station, platform 8

B: Senbako pond

by heiwa4126, 760 meters away

A pond on Mito, Ibaraki.

Senbako pond

C: Top floor of Art Tower Mito

by heiwa4126, 1.3 km away

Symbol tower at Art Tower Mito. No prospect, but it's something art.

Top floor of Art Tower Mito

D: The Art Tower

by heiwa4126, 1.4 km away

Symbol tower at Art Tower Mito.

The Art Tower

E: Katsuta station

by heiwa4126, 4.9 km away

Hitachinaka Kaihin RailwayMinato LineKatsuta staton.

Katsuta station

F: Katsuta station

by heiwa4126, 4.9 km away

Hitachinaka Kaihin RailwayMinato LineKatsuta staton.

Katsuta station

G: Reverberatory furnace in Mito

by heiwa4126, 10.1 km away

Reverberatory furnace in Mito

H: Nakaminato station

by heiwa4126, 10.4 km away

Hitachinaka Kaihin RailwayMinato LineNakaminato staton.

Nakaminato station

I: Nakaminato station

by heiwa4126, 10.4 km away

Hitachinaka Kaihin RailwayMinato LineNakaminato staton.

Nakaminato station

J: P4269472 Panoramata

by SEIMA, 10.6 km away

P4269472 Panoramata

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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