Paleo Express in Yorii Station
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Panoramic photo by Katsunori Takamatsu EXPERT Taken 06:41, 02/05/2010 - Views loading...

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Paleo Express in Yorii Station

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都心から一番近い蒸気機関車「パレオエクスプレス」

埼玉県北部を東西に走る秩父鉄道を走るSL「パレオエクスプレス」は、、都心から一番近い蒸気機関車として人気です。熊谷から三峰口までを走っており、途 中の東武東上線と接続する寄居駅のホームにて撮影しました。寄居駅では記念入場券も販売しています。

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A: SL Pareo Express - Yorii Station

by Katsunori Takamatsu, 110 meters away

SL Pareo Express - Yorii Station

B: Tamayodo Arakawa River

by Katsunori Takamatsu, 760 meters away

Tamayodo Arakawa River

C: Hachigata Castle

by Katsunori Takamatsu, 860 meters away

Hachigata Castle

D: 六堰頭首工

by Ryoutarou Watanabe, 6.6 km away

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E: Arakawa river in Nagatoro

by Taro Tsubomura, 7.6 km away

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Arakawa river in Nagatoro

F: Colored leaves in Nagatoro

by Taro Tsubomura, 7.7 km away

Nagatoro is one of the famous sightseeing area in Saitama Pref. Arakawa river goes through the area, ...

Colored leaves in Nagatoro

H: Ogawa Machi Station

by Katsunori Takamatsu, 8.8 km away

Ogawa Machi Station

I: Seiun

by Katsunori Takamatsu, 9.0 km away

Seiun

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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