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A: Sunset at Osezaki cape - In front of Mt Fuji

by Thomas Humeau, 310 meters away

Amazing view from the cape of Osezaki at the top of the Izu peninsula.On the right, you can see the M...

Sunset at Osezaki cape - In front of Mt Fuji

B: Diving spot Izu Ohsezaki 2

by Tsuyoshi Shimoyama, 330 meters away

Diving spot Izu Ohsezaki 2

C: Diving spot Izu Ohsezaki

by Tsuyoshi Shimoyama, 350 meters away

Diving spot Izu Ohsezaki

D: kirameki hill

by kiyoharu takamura, 3.8 km away

kirameki hill

E: Mt Fuji and Suruga bay

by kiyoharu takamura, 5.5 km away

Mt Fuji and Suruga bay

F: nishiurakou

by kiyoharu takamura, 5.5 km away


G: morokuchi shrine front

by kiyoharu takamura, 6.3 km away

morokuchi shrine front

H: ushibuseyama

by kiyoharu takamura, 8.2 km away


I: viewo south side

by kiyoharu takamura, 8.3 km away

viewo south side

J: Viewo

by kiyoharu takamura, 8.3 km away

"View-o"is the biggest sluice gate around here. This gate has a door which is width 40m, height 9.3m,...


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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