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Sarushima Approach to fortress

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猿島中央部の切り通し部分。 要塞への入口

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A: Sarushima-fortress

by waka kimizuka, 150 meters away

猿島中央部にある要塞の遺構。 レンガ造りの構造物がしっかりと残っている。見学ツアーも盛況。


B: Sarushima Island on the ship

by waka kimizuka, 170 meters away

猿島。 横須賀から船で10分の沖に浮かぶ無人島。 かつては浦賀水道をにらむ軍の要塞のあった島。砲台の遺構が数多くのこる、バーベキューアイランド。

Sarushima Island on the ship

C: Sarushima BBQ Beach

by waka kimizuka, 180 meters away

猿島の船着き場に面したビーチ。 新しい施設とBBQで盛り上がるビーチ。

Sarushima BBQ Beach

D: Battle ship "Mikasa"

by waka kimizuka, 1.8 km away

戦艦 三笠  保存され公開されている旧日本海軍の戦艦。英国製。

Battle ship "Mikasa"

E: Memorial Ship Mikasa

by Akiyoshi Odagawa, 1.8 km away

Memorial Ship Mikasa

F: Mikasa park

by Akiyoshi Odagawa, 1.8 km away

Mikasa park

G: Yokosuka Verny Park

by Akiyoshi Odagawa, 3.3 km away

Yokosuka Verny Park

H: Uraga station

by heiwa4126, 4.3 km away

On Uraga station in Keikyu line. I love Keikyu red train cars.

Uraga station

I: Uraga station

by heiwa4126, 4.3 km away

On Uraga station in Keikyu line. I love Keikyu red train cars.

Uraga station

J: Kanonzaki park

by heiwa4126, 5.3 km away

A huge park on the Miura Peninsula.

Kanonzaki 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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