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Ryukoji Temple
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Ryukouji
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Enoshima - Jakkozan Ryukoji Temple - Pagoda / 江ノ島・寂光山龍口寺 五重塔
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Enoshima Benten bridge
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Enoshima Station
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Enoshima East side beach
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Enoshima yacht harbor
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Enoshima Lighthouse
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Enoshima Lighthouse view from top
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The top of Enoshima Lighthouse
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Praia de Piuma durante a baixamar.
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Carolabrücke Dresden
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Cold winter morning at Grosser Teich lake, Ilmenau, Germany
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Bridge over river Mulde in "Amerkia" near Penig / Saxony/ Germany
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Reunion Day Ukraine. 22.01.2011. Lviv
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Menai Bridge at low tide with iced rocks and algae
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New Bridge - 2
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cold night
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Asahi Beer Tower
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Kachidoki Bridge
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Nippon Television Network CO.
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Uchisaiwaicyo Hall
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Port Side Park
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Kanazawa station west entrance
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Daikoku parking area
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Tokyo Tower
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Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse
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Sankeien garden
More About 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.