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A: Nagoya Nougyou Center

by マルコス 深瀬, 190 meters away

Nagoya Nougyou Center

B: Night view from Higashiyama Sky Tower (100 m)

by Taro Tsubomura, 5.5 km away

Higashiyama Tower is located on a small hill in the Higashiyama botanical garden. Its height is about...

Night view from Higashiyama Sky Tower (100 m)

C: Nagoya University in spring

by Taro Tsubomura, 6.0 km away

Nagoya university is one of the largest universities in Japan. The university has produced many great...

Nagoya University in spring

D: Nagoya University Library

by Masakazu Matsumoto, 6.1 km away

This main library and the Toyoda Auditorium terminate the both ends of the "green belt", which is the...

Nagoya University Library

E: Twin metasequoia trees

by Masakazu Matsumoto, 7.8 km away

At Sugiyama elementary school, Kakuouzan, Nagoya. Two metasequoia trees are the symbol of the school ...

Twin metasequoia trees

F: Maruyama Shrine

by Masakazu Matsumoto, 8.0 km away

Toriis at Maruyama shrine, Nagoya. There are several small shrines in Maruyama shrine site. The small...

Maruyama Shrine

G: Nittaiji Temple

by Masakazu Matsumoto, 8.1 km away

Nittaiji (Nittai means Japan-Thailand) temple is a buddhist temple storing the buddha's bones given b...

Nittaiji Temple

H: Nishiyama Park

by Masakazu Matsumoto, 8.2 km away

A spring afternoon at the bank in Nishiyama park.

Nishiyama Park

I: Hanada Park

by Masakazu Matsumoto, 9.3 km away

Hanada park, Chikusa, Nagoya, Japan.The distant landscape is defocused by Photoshop in order to empha...

Hanada 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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