Ushiku Buddha Panorama
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Ushiku Buddha Panorama

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A: Ushiku Buddha Oct. 11 2010

by SEIMA, 40 meters away

Ushiku Buddha Oct. 11 2010

B: The tallest stone Buddha sculpture in the world

by heiwa4126, 100 meters away

A 394-feet Buddaha statue. See datails in wikipedia.

The tallest stone Buddha sculpture in the world

C: The Usiku pond

by heiwa4126, 9.4 km away

At dusk, near Ushikunuma Oh-hashi bridge.

The Usiku pond

D: Lake Kasumigaura

by heiwa4126, 10.2 km away

At the westernmost point of Lake Kasumiga-ura, near by Tsuchiura station.

Lake Kasumigaura

E: Kasumi port sluice-gate

by heiwa4126, 10.3 km away

At the westernmost point of Lake Kasumiga-ura, near by Tsuchiura station. 

Kasumi port sluice-gate

F: Sakura-gawa river and Suigo bridge

by heiwa4126, 10.3 km away

Sakura-gawa river at Tuchiura, Ibaraki.

Sakura-gawa river and Suigo bridge

G: Tuchiura station west gate

by heiwa4126, 10.8 km away

At the west side of Tuchiura station.

Tuchiura station west gate

H: Tuchiura port

by heiwa4126, 10.8 km away

At the westernmost point of Lake Kasumiga-ura, near by Tsuchiura station. Many yachts ride at anchors.

Tuchiura port

I: Transmission line tower

by heiwa4126, 12.7 km away

Looking up transmission line tower from its foot.

Transmission line tower

J: Row houses of the Edo period

by heiwa4126, 13.9 km away

Open sets for Jidaigeki. It's Nagaya (長屋, means "tenement house"). At the warp station EDO, Tsukuba, ...

Row houses of the Edo period

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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