Mt.Myoujin at night
Share
mail
License license
loading...
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by nagata PRO EXPERT Taken 10:07, 18/09/2013 - Views loading...

Advertisement

Mt.Myoujin at night

The World > Asia > Japan

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down
comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in Japan

map

A: Mt.Myoujin

by kiyoharu takamura, less than 10 meters away

Mt.Myoujin

B: Sunset in Mt.Myoujin

by kiyoharu takamura, 10 meters away

Sunset in Mt.Myoujin

C: Mt.Fuji and Yamanakako in winter

by kiyoharu takamura, 60 meters away

Mt.Fuji and Yamanakako in winter

D: Beech forest in Mikuni pass

by kiyoharu takamura, 630 meters away

Beech forest in Mikuni pass

E:

by Junichi Date, 670 meters away

F: Mt.Fuji and Lake Yamanaka

by kiyoharu takamura, 680 meters away

Mt.Fuji and Lake Yamanaka

G: Mt.mikuni

by kiyoharu takamura, 1.1 km away

Mt.mikuni

H: yamanakako3

by kiyoharu takamura, 2.0 km away

yamanakako3

I: fujisaki-daira

by kiyoharu takamura, 3.1 km away

fujisaki-daira

J: Ishi-wari jinja entrance

by kiyoharu takamura, 3.5 km away

Ishi-wari jinja entrance

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.

Share this panorama