Mt. Tanakamiyama Peak 599.7m
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Mt. Tanakamiyama Peak 599.7m

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滋賀県南部、湖南アルプスの最高峰、太神山(たなかみやま)の頂上。足下に二等三角点の柱石があります。

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A: Statue of Fudouji Temple

by Shinya Omachi, 570 meters away

Statue of Fudouji Temple

B: Gateof Fudouji Temple

by Shinya Omachi, 580 meters away

Gateof Fudouji Temple

C: Fork Tanakamiyama Yahazugatake

by Shinya Omachi, 890 meters away

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D: Nakifudou

by Shinya Omachi, 1.1 km away

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E: Tenjingawa Rever 2nd Dam

by Shinya Omachi, 2.1 km away

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F: Dry Riverbed Tenjingawa-river

by Shinya Omachi, 3.7 km away

Dry Riverbed Tenjingawa-river

G: Dry Riverbed Tenjingawa

by Shinya Omachi, 3.9 km away

Dry Riverbed Tenjingawa

H: Tomikawa Amitabha statue in cliff

by Shinya Omachi, 4.5 km away

This statue was made in about 1369.

Tomikawa Amitabha statue in cliff

I: Senzen-Ji Temple

by Shinya Omachi, 6.1 km away

Senzen-Ji Temple

J: Seine, Seta river

by Shinya Omachi, 7.7 km away

Seine, Seta river

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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