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Copyright: Blane ebersold
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Uploaded: 20/08/2012
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Salman Ansari
Stay at barwaen..
Salman Ansari
Jalkhad
Salman Ansari
Camping...
Salman Ansari
Dudipatsar lake
Dave Kennard
Sanjo-dori street outside Jokyoji Temple, Nara
Dave Kennard
Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara
Tomás Manta
Japan, Nara, Kofukuji Temple, Five Storied Pagoda
iwamori naoto
奈良県立美術館
iwamori naoto
興福寺 五重の塔
H. Adi Saputra
Deer feeding in Nara Park, Japanese National Treasure
bibouroku tabito
Ukimidō in Nara Park
bibouroku tabito
UKIMIDŌ in Nara Park
Миша Галян
Minjar. Sunrise
Konrad Łaszczyński
Traditional ceramic vases in Safi
Roger Berry
Khajuraho, Shivsager Tank, Evening Pray
Roger Berry
Thirunakkara Pakal Pooram, Another Elephant Arrives
Keith Martin
Bar and psychedelic lights in Cross Club, Prague
Jan Vrsinsky
Pre de Padon
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DJ booth in the Arcadia Spectacular stage at Glastonbury
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Surrounded by Elephants, very close-up
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Upper level in Prague's Cross Club
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Arattupuzha Pooram, Karuvannur River Bathing Elephants
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Pushkar Camel Fair
Stanislaw Mikulski
On The Hill above Dove Grotto #1
Blane Ebersold
Shrine Near Amagasaka Station, Nagoya, Japan
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Sakura Koen
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Nagoya Station - West
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Hyakka Hyakuso Okura
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Kisogawa at Nakatsugawa
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Footbridge at Ise Grand Shrine, Japan
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Oasis 21 Mid-Level at Night
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Oasis 21 - Bottom Floor
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Ujinakanokiricho near Ise Shrine, Japan
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Bridge in Nagoya's Central Park
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Meijo Koen Community Building
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百花百草  Hyakka Hyakuso - Western Garden
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.