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MASAHIKO TOYAMA
Nagoya City Science Museum
MASAHIKO TOYAMA
NAGOYA CITY SCIENCE MUSEUM
Blane Ebersold
Nadya Park Design Center Building
Sakura Kasadera
Osukannon - A certain Sunday
gilyong-kang
nagaoya daxuguanyin
wongchichuen
Nagoya Osu Kannon Temple(名古屋大須觀音寺), JP
gilyong-kang
Daxu Market
Kim Sang Wook
Nagoya Downtown
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Nagoya Banshoji Dori(名古屋萬松寺商店街), JP
Blane Ebersold
Dome at Oosu
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Nagoya Izakaya(名古屋居酒屋2), JP
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Nagoya Izakaya(名古屋居酒屋), JP
Jerzy Pajor
Flower Shop gigapixel panorama
Pavel Antropov
Kogalym
Pietro Madaschi
Aosta Valley - Vallée d'Aoste: Panorama from Bec Carre in Valtournenche
Jan Dunlop
Snorkelling at Moon Reef in Fiji
Gary Quigg
Medina Walking Tour #4 - The Medina Experience
Masao Nagata
Shinjyuku Gyoen02
Marcio Cabral
Olho dagua River
kiyoharu takamura
sakura at night in Mishima-taisha 3
Daniel Christaldi
Driftwood near Haywoods beach
Alexey Miroshnikov, GRADES PHOTO
Торт на Дне рождения Фабрики
Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin
Worstenworkshop bij Werry van Sugar Hill
Sergej Esnault
The protestant Gustav Adolf Stave Church - Hahnenklee - Germany
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Hydrangea Meiji Mura Japan
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TOYOKAWA INARI
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Toyikawa Inari
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Nagoya City Archives
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Imperial Hotel MEIJI MURA
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Stained glass in the Nagoya City Archives
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Toyokawa Inari
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Nagoya City Art Museum
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ORCHID GARDENS IN NAGOYA
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Nagoya City Science Museum
MASAHIKO TOYAMA
MARBLE HOUSE
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Approach to the inari
More About 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.