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MASAHIKO TOYAMA
NAGOYA CITY SCIENCE MUSEUM
Blane Ebersold
Nadya Park Design Center Building
Sakura Kasadera
Osukannon - A certain Sunday
gilyong-kang
宝生院大须观音
wongchichuen
Nagoya Osu Kannon Temple(名古屋大須觀音寺), JP
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名古屋大须观音通商店街一景
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
wongchichuen
Nagoya Banshoji Dori(名古屋萬松寺商店街1), JP
MoUzEs-Maciej J. Lorek
In the mysterious forest
Werner Joemann
Wildpark in Duelmen
Antonio Ferrández Salazar
Busot
Thang Bui
Construction site of a new hospital in Hanoi
Carl von Einem
Ceremonial Room of Ratibor Castle
Atila Bezdan
Perast, view from the tower
Martin Broomfield
Autumn Leaves, Wakefield, Quebec
Robert Bilsland
Outside the Morgan offices
Vil Muhametshin
The Porcelain Cabinet near the Golden Hall, Rundale Palace, Latvia
Willy Kaemena
Railway Crossing of 200t Steam Turbine
mirko mannarino
Vista dal faro di San Maurizio - Brunate - Como
Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji
Narenjestan - Qavam House
MASAHIKO TOYAMA
NAGOYA CITY SCIENCE MUSEUM
MASAHIKO TOYAMA
TOYOKAWA INARI
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Hydrangea Meiji Mura Japan
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ORCHID GARDENS IN NAGOYA
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Imperial Hotel MEIJI MURA
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Toyokawa Inari kitsune
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Nagoya City Archives
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MARBLE HOUSE
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Nagoya City Art Museum
MASAHIKO TOYAMA
Toyikawa Inari
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Nagoya City Science Museum
MASAHIKO TOYAMA
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.