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Nagoya Castle at the Beginning of Cherry Blossom Season

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The original Nagoya Castle was built in 1612 under the orders of Tokugawa. Most of the building were destroyed by fire in a raid in World War Two. The current Castle is a reconstruction. It is one of Nagoya's most popular tourist destinations.

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A: Nagoya Castle near Main Gate

by マルコス 深瀬, 30 meters away

Nagoya Castle near Main Gate

B: Nagoya Castle near Main Gate

by マルコス 深瀬, 80 meters away

Nagoya Castle near Main Gate

C: Nagoya Castle near Main Gate

by マルコス 深瀬, 120 meters away

Nagoya Castle near Main Gate

D: Nagoya Castle Main Entrance

by マルコス 深瀬, 220 meters away

Nagoya Castle Main Entrance

E: Nagoya castle - Sakura season

by Sakura Kasadera, 280 meters away

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Nagoya castle - Sakura season

F: Meijo Koen Spring Evening

by Blane Ebersold, 510 meters away

This is Meijo Koen (Meijo Park) taken from the side adjacent to Nagoya Castle.  The photo was taken i...

Meijo Koen Spring Evening

G: Nagoya City in near City Hall

by マルコス 深瀬, 530 meters away

Nagoya City in near City Hall

H: Nagoya City Hall

by マルコス 深瀬, 540 meters away

Nagoya City Hall

I: Meijo Koen Windmill

by Blane Ebersold, 640 meters away

This is Meijo Koen (Meijo Park), one of Nagoya's largest parks. The park is popular with picnickers a...

Meijo Koen Windmill

J: Meijo Koen Community Building

by Blane Ebersold, 680 meters away

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Meijo Koen Community Building

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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