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Structures by Kyoko Asakura at the Basyamichi, Yokohama.

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A: Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History

by Akiyoshi Odagawa, 240 meters away

Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History

B: Yokohama Isezakicho Shopping District

by Akiyoshi Odagawa, 280 meters away

Yokohama Isezakicho Shopping District

C: Yokohama

by ONO Hiroki, 430 meters away

Yokohama

D: Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

by Mervin Manangan, 430 meters away

Here you can see the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse (横浜赤レンガ倉庫) at night. Its name pretty much defines i...

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

E: Yokohama City Hall and Stadium

by Akiyoshi Odagawa, 430 meters away

Yokohama City Hall and Stadium

F: Yokoham Sakuragicyou

by Akiyoshi Odagawa, 460 meters away

Yokoham Sakuragicyou

G: Yokohama City Kaiko Kinen Kaikan

by Akiyoshi Odagawa, 500 meters away

Yokohama City Kaiko Kinen Kaikan

H: Yokohama Stadium

by Akiyoshi Odagawa, 510 meters away

Yokohama Stadium

I: Sakuragicho kitanaka Bridge

by Akiyoshi Odagawa, 530 meters away

Sakuragicho  kitanaka  Bridge

J: Yokohama miyagawa bridge

by Akiyoshi Odagawa, 540 meters away

Yokohama miyagawa bridge

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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