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Panoramic photo by Glen Claydon EXPERT Taken 03:58, 12/03/2008 - Views loading...

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Niseko Hirafu - Top of the King Hooded Triple Lift # 3

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This is the classic view that keeps people coming back to Hirafu year after year. Taken on the 12th of March 2008 - spring skiing or boarding is a great way to enjoy the views. If you look closely you can see hikers climbing Mt Yotei...maybe.

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A: Hirafu Rinkan

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B: Top of the Hirafu Ace Pair Lift # 4 - Autumn

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C: Niseko Hirafu Between the King 4 and Ace 4 lifts

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D: Hanazono Hooded Quad Lift # 3 - Top

by Glen Claydon, 240 meters away

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E: Between Annupuri and Niseko Village - Highside

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Between Annupuri and Niseko Village - Highside

F: Niseko Hirafu Spring Park # 2

by Glen Claydon, 420 meters away

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G: Yotei Sunset Course

by Glen Claydon, 470 meters away

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Yotei Sunset Course

H: Annupuri Jumbo Pair Lift #4 - Bottom

by Glen Claydon, 480 meters away

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I: Hirafu above the single chairlift

by Glen Claydon, 480 meters away

Above the Niseko Hirafu single chair lift. This spot sees alot of action through the season as it is ...

Hirafu above the single chairlift

J: Niseko Annupuri Hike - Mid way

by Glen Claydon, 500 meters away

The Mid way point of the hike to the peak from Hirafu.Great view in every direction on this day.

Niseko Annupuri Hike - Mid way

This panorama was taken in Hokkaido, 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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