Omiya-Sumiyoshi shrine
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Omiya-Sumiyoshi shrine

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A shrine in Sakado, Saitama.

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Nearby images in http://www.360cities.net/area/sakado-saitama-japan

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A: Kagura

by Katsunori Takamatsu, 20 meters away

Kagura

B: Suguro shrine

by heiwa4126, 560 meters away

A shrine on kohun in Sakado, Saitama.

Suguro shrine

C: Seitenkyu taoist temple - main hall

by heiwa4126, 780 meters away

A Taoist temple in Sakado, Saitama. Read more about Seitenkyu(Xien Ten Gong) at http://en.wikipedia.o...

Seitenkyu taoist temple - main hall

D: Seiten Kyu

by Katsunori Takamatsu, 790 meters away

Seiten Kyu

E: Seitenkyu taoist temple - courtyard

by heiwa4126, 790 meters away

A Taoist temple in Sakado, Saitama. Read more about Seitenkyu(Xien Ten Gong) at http://en.wikipedia.o...

Seitenkyu taoist temple - courtyard

F: Seitenkyu taoist temple - courtyard

by heiwa4126, 800 meters away

A Taoist temple in Sakado, Saitama. Read more about Seitenkyu(Xien Ten Gong) at http://en.wikipedia.o...

Seitenkyu taoist temple - courtyard

G: Seitenkyu taoist temple - front hall

by heiwa4126, 810 meters away

A Taoist temple in Sakado, Saitama. Read more about Seitenkyu(Xien Ten Gong) at http://en.wikipedia.o...

Seitenkyu taoist temple - front hall

H: Seitenkyu taoist temple - drum tower

by heiwa4126, 820 meters away

A Taoist temple in Sakado, Saitama. Read more about Seitenkyu(Xien Ten Gong) at http://en.wikipedia.o...

Seitenkyu taoist temple - drum tower

I: Seitenkyu taoist temple - front yard

by heiwa4126, 830 meters away

A Taoist temple in Sakado, Saitama. This temple is famous about "Cosplay" things. Read more about Sei...

Seitenkyu taoist temple - front yard

J: Seitenkyu taoist temple - main gate

by heiwa4126, 850 meters away

A Taoist temple in Sakado, Saitama. Read more about Seitenkyu(Xien Ten Gong) at http://en.wikipedia.o...

Seitenkyu taoist temple - main gate

This panorama was taken in http://www.360cities.net/area/sakado-saitama-japan, 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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