Shirinashigawa river flood gate
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Shirinashigawa river flood gate

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Blue arched gate against storm surges in the mouth of the Shirinashigawa river, Osaka.

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A: Jinbei river ferry

by heiwa4126, 270 meters away

It's Osaka city public ferry boat across Shirinashi river. There are eight lines in South-east Osaka ...

Jinbei river ferry

B: Ochiaikami river ferry and Kizugawa river floodgate

by heiwa4126, 1.7 km away

It's Osaka city public ferry boat across Kizugawai river. There are eight lines in South-east Osaka (...

Ochiaikami river ferry and Kizugawa river floodgate

C: Ajigawa river floodgate

by heiwa4126, 2.0 km away

Arched gate against storm surges in the mouth of the Ajigawa river, Osaka.

Ajigawa river floodgate

D: Tempozan Junction / 天保山JCT

by Nobuaki Tanaka, 2.1 km away

Tempozan Junction / 天保山JCT

E: Shiomibashi Station

by Yasuhiro Muranaka, 2.4 km away

Shiomibashi Station having lost the function as the terminal depends on advancement and Koya railway ...

Shiomibashi Station

F: Tempozan Junction / 天保山JCT

by Nobuaki Tanaka, 2.4 km away

Tempozan Junction / 天保山JCT

G: Ajigawa river tunnel

by heiwa4126, 2.4 km away

A tunnel across the Ajigawa river.

Ajigawa river tunnel

H: 오사카 덴포잔 항구

by Ko ki man(고기만), 3.0 km away

오사카 덴포잔 항구에 정박중인 후지마루호에서 보는 덴포잔의 대 회전 전망차

오사카 덴포잔 항구

I: Namba Yasaka Shrine, Osaka

by Dave Kennard, 3.1 km away

Namba Yasaka Shrine (難波八阪神社 Namba Yasaka Jinja), in Osaka city, Japan. The shrine was once quite larg...

Namba Yasaka Shrine, Osaka

J: Tempozan ferry / 天保山渡船場

by Nobuaki Tanaka, 3.1 km away

Tempozan ferry / 天保山渡船場

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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