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A: Friendship Forest. Coniferous forest

by KOHEI, 570 meters away

Friendship Forest. Coniferous forest

B: Katou shrine

by KOHEI, 2.1 km away

Katou shrine

C: Miyawaka Glider Park

by Akira Watanabe, 15.0 km away

 平成24年度九州サーマル&ハンドランチ大会  日時   5月13日(日曜日)  8時30分集合  小雨決行 会場   全九州RCグライダークラブ宮若飛行場

Miyawaka Glider Park

D: Dental Show

by Akira Watanabe, 28.3 km away

Dental Show


by Akira Watanabe, 28.3 km away


F: Hakata Station

by KOHEI, 29.1 km away

Hakata Station

G: Hakata Station1

by Akira Watanabe, 29.1 km away

Hakata Station1

H: Hakata-Station2

by Akira Watanabe, 29.1 km away


I: Watanabe Dental Office

by Akira Watanabe, 31.6 km away

Watanabe Dental Office

J: FureaiBridge

by reichi yamasaki, 31.8 km away

地行中央公園横にあるふれあい橋の1階から撮影しました。 HDR合成を行っています。


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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