Row houses of the Edo period
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Row houses of the Edo period

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Open sets for Jidaigeki. It's Nagaya (長屋, means "tenement house").

At the warp station EDO, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.

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A: Storehouses of Edo Period shipping agent

by heiwa4126, 50 meters away

Open sets for Jidaigeki. At the warp station EDO, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.

Storehouses of Edo Period shipping agent

B: Warp station EDO

by heiwa4126, 50 meters away

Open sets for Jidaigeki. At the warp station EDO, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.

Warp station EDO

C: The Usiku pond

by heiwa4126, 6.9 km away

At dusk, near Ushikunuma Oh-hashi bridge.

The Usiku pond

D: Mirage of Tokyo

by heiwa4126, 7.1 km away

In elementary school,  I learned that Tokyo lies at latitude 36 degrees north and longitude 140 degre...

Mirage of Tokyo

E: Oohori ferryboat - Auto park pier

by heiwa4126, 9.0 km away

A municipal river ferry across Tone river.

Oohori ferryboat - Auto park pier

F: Oohori ferry

by heiwa4126, 9.5 km away

A municipal river ferry across Tone river.

Oohori ferry

G: Fuse Benten In Abiko

by heiwa4126, 9.5 km away

Very inicidental shrine in Japan.

Fuse Benten In Abiko

H: Fuse Benten Tokai-ji temple

by heiwa4126, 9.5 km away

A temple in Kashiwa, Chiba.

Fuse Benten Tokai-ji temple

I: Akebonoyama Farm park

by heiwa4126, 9.7 km away

Beautiful tulips field in the Akebonoyama farm park, Kashiwa, Chiba.

Akebonoyama Farm park

J: Yayoi-ken, the standing-up-eating noodle shop

by heiwa4126, 11.7 km away

It's the very famous standing-up-eating noodle shop Yayoi Ken at Abiko station. Nobody can't explain ...

Yayoi-ken, the standing-up-eating noodle shop

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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