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Japan
Copyright: Kiyoharu takamura
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Uploaded: 26/04/2013
Updated: 29/04/2013
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SunnyRock Numazu
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SunnyRock Numazu equipment shop
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kouchou-ji 1
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kouchou-ji 2
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sakura at night
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kado reservoir
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Ayutobo suspension bridge
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Ayutsubo no taki (waterfall)
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1st observatory
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Kakita River spring group. The first observatory.
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HONDA Z (PA-1)
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Kakita River spring group. The second observatory
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Völklinger Hütte - die Gebläsehalle
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Hiking up to the Pilatus 4
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Edmonton's First Major Snowfall 2012
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Greek Ship in Kish Island
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Desert Ica Huacachina Peru
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Daibutu-den(Great Buddha Hall)of Todai-ji Temple,Nara
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Aerial 360 of Sparkling Waters Hotel and Spa
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Cosmos field of Asahina (Fujieda-City, Shizuoka-Prefecture)
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Inside a washing machine
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Château de Beynac - at the top of the building of the Spur
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Liebestal bei Göreme, Kappadokien, Türkei
Marvin del Cid
Semuc Champey
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shizuoka air port
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Omurosengenjinja
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corn field maze
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susono central park
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boulder in the forest
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Gotenba Wall
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Over the azalea tunnel
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Hoei crater edge
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museum of ivory 2
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Mishima taisha
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Izu-no-kuni panorama park ropeway
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tulip and Mt.fuji
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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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