Mt.Yari and a small shrine
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Mt.Yari and a small shrine

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槍ヶ岳山頂には小さな祠がある。毎回登るたびに手を合わせ、いつも何をお祈りしたかは忘れてしまうが、その行動は自然に行われる。
これを撮影をした日に山頂で72歳の男性に会った。私の2倍の年齢だ。
果たして私も72歳でこの頂上に来る事が出来るだろうか?とても自信は無いが、この日は健康でいつまでも、何回でもここに来る事が出来るようにお祈りをした事を忘れない。

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A: Mt.Yarigadake

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B: Peak of Mt,Yari(3180m)

by iwamori naoto, less than 10 meters away

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C: Panorama on ridge of Higashikama

by iwamori naoto, 210 meters away

Panorama on ridge of Higashikama

D: Camp side near Mt.Yari

by iwamori naoto, 280 meters away

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E: View from Nishikama-One

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View from Nishikama-One

F: Hidasawa

by iwamori naoto, 1.2 km away

Hidasawa

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by iwamori naoto, 2.0 km away

H: Minnnidake-shindou

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I: Minamisawa

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Minamisawa

J: Mt.Momisawadake

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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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