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Copyright: Kiyoharu Takamura
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Uploaded: 06/02/2012
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Tags: stone gate; sekimon; 石門; 昇仙峡; kakuenpou; 覚円峰
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shousenkyou
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panorama dai
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yakumo shrine
Taro Tsubomura
Summit of Mt. Mizugamori (1553 m)
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main area at the bottom wall of the rock
H.Sakoda
mt.mizugaki
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kuromori
Taro Tsubomura
Grape Hill park in Yamanashi
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'annabelle' hydrangea
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nishimatasawa
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boulder in the forest
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camp at night
Jeffrey Martin
King's Cross St. Pancras Station
yunzen liu
Shaanxi Xi'an Mt. Huashan 31—— the primary breath-taking path of Mt. Huashan Qianchi Zhuang
Jan Vrsinsky
Dome in Otto's Spring Building
Renzo Falconi
Santuario - Madonna Della Corona - Spiazzi (VR) -
John Roberts
Broken Hill, Torrey Pines SNR, San Diego, California, USA
Matveev Pavel
Dvoinoe Mine
Calvin Jones
Head of Reds Canyon, San Rafael Swell, Utah
Nothing Gold Can Stay
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Echo Lake [1]
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Agios Vazilios, Konakli, Turkey
Stefano Gelli
Basilica di S. Piero a Grado (a bird's eye view)
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Greek Church in Kücükköy, Cappadocia, Turkey
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ryuuma-fuchi
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winter illumination 2012-2
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Atagawa tropical and alligator garden 1
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Nara Comicie front
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minami no sakura-1
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Tsumekizaki 2
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紅葉台
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Okunoin 'inner sanctuary'
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wild narcissuses colony in Tumekizaki 1
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goten-niwa
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Sanshiroujima
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Niou mon(The Deva gate)
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.