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Yokoham Sakuragicyou

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A: Sakuragicho Station

by Akiyoshi Odagawa, 180 meters away

Sakuragicho Station

B: Sakuragicho kitanaka Bridge

by Akiyoshi Odagawa, 300 meters away

Sakuragicho  kitanaka  Bridge

C: Naritasan temple Yokohama

by Akiyoshi Odagawa, 340 meters away

Naritasan temple Yokohama

D: Narita-san Yokohama annex

by heiwa4126, 360 meters away

A temple on the hill.

Narita-san Yokohama annex

E: Yokohama miyagawa bridge

by Akiyoshi Odagawa, 370 meters away

Yokohama miyagawa bridge

F: Yokohama Landmark Tower

by Akiyoshi Odagawa, 460 meters away

Yokohama Landmark Tower

G: Minato Mirai 21

by Mervin Manangan, 460 meters away

Minato Mirai 21 at night. This panorama was shot along the Kishamichi Promenade. The Yokohama Landmar...

Minato Mirai 21

H: Nike and Nicola

by heiwa4126, 460 meters away

Structures by Kyoko Asakura at the Basyamichi, Yokohama.

Nike and Nicola

I: Nippon Maru - Yokohama

by Mervin Manangan, 470 meters away

This is the Nippon Maru (or Nihon Maru) -- the “Swan on the Pacific Ocean", shot during night time. O...

Nippon Maru - Yokohama

J: Nippon Maru memorial park

by Akiyoshi Odagawa, 470 meters away

Nippon Maru memorial park

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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