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Japan, Nikko, Old Tree

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A: Rinoji Temple Unesco World Heritage

by H. Adi Saputra, 40 meters away

Rinoji is a temple just 10 minutes walk from Nikko Toshougu in Tochigi prefecture, Japan.  It is one ...

Rinoji Temple Unesco World Heritage

B: Nioh, Deva Kings, Nikko Tosho-gu

by Yoshiki Nakamura, 280 meters away

A Tōshō-gū (東照宮) is any Shinto shrine in which Tokugawa Ieyasu is enshrined with the name Tōshō Daigo...

Nioh, Deva Kings, Nikko Tosho-gu

C: UNESCO World Heritage Nikko Tosho-gu

by Yoshiki Nakamura, 280 meters away

A Tōshō-gū (東照宮) is any Shinto shrine in which Tokugawa Ieyasu is enshrined with the name Tōshō Daigo...

UNESCO World Heritage Nikko Tosho-gu

D: Nikko Toshougu

by H. Adi Saputra, 290 meters away

This is the lower level of Nikko Toshougu, a UNESCO world heritage located in Tochigi prefecture Japan.

Nikko Toshougu

E: Japan, Nikko, Temples

by Thomas Blanket, 290 meters away

Japan, Nikko, Temples

F: Nikko lightup 日光

by H. Adi Saputra, 310 meters away

One of the shrine around Nikko Tosyougu, in fall the shrines are often lightup up. Nikko area is also...

Nikko lightup 日光

G: World Heritage Nikko Tosho-gu

by Yoshiki Nakamura, 400 meters away

A Tōshō-gū (東照宮) is any Shinto shrine in which Tokugawa Ieyasu is enshrined with the name Tōshō Daigo...

World Heritage Nikko Tosho-gu

H: ganmangafuchi

by masahiro tomuro, 1.3 km away

男体山-なんたいさん-から噴出した溶岩によってできた奇勝で、川岸に巨岩があって、岩上に晃海僧正-こうかいそうじょう-によって造立された不動明王-ふどうみょうおう-の石像が安置されていた。「かんまん」の名...

ganmangafuchi

I: Bakejizo

by masahiro tomuro, 1.3 km away

Bakejizo

J: Iroha slope

by Hiroharu Shizuya, 7.4 km away

いろは坂のくだりの景色です。上りよりも下りのほうが紅葉がきれいに見えると、売店の方が言っていました。

Iroha slope

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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