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The flight of stone steps in Misode Tenmangu Shrine(top)

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Prince God Michizane Sugawara of the study is worshiped.

Many examinees come in examination seasons.

In addition, it is famous as a location of the Obayashi movie "transfer student" and consecutive telenovel "teppan".

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A: The flight of stone steps in Misode Tenmangu Shrine(bottom)

by Kazutoyo IMAMURA, 10 meters away

Prince God Michizane Sugawara of the study is worshiped.Many examinees come in examination seasons.In...

The flight of stone steps in Misode Tenmangu Shrine(bottom)

B: Senkō-ji (Onomichi) main-building

by Kazutoyo IMAMURA, 440 meters away

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E: Senkouji Park viewing platform

by Kazutoyo IMAMURA, 560 meters away

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F: Pon pon rock in Onomichi

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G: Oba-Q / オバケのQ太郎

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Oba-Q / オバケのQ太郎

H: Jodoji Temple / 浄土寺

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Jodoji Temple / 浄土寺

I: Mt.Jodo-ji Lookout / 浄土寺山展望台

by Nobuaki Tanaka, 960 meters away

Mt.Jodo-ji Lookout / 浄土寺山展望台

J: Onomichi Station / 尾道駅前

by Nobuaki Tanaka, 1.2 km away

Onomichi Station / 尾道駅前

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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