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A: reverse city

by Tadashi IKUTA, 2.4 km away

http://www.echigo-tsumari.jp/artwork/reverse_city

reverse city

B: Tsumari in Bloom

by Tadashi IKUTA, 2.4 km away

http://www.echigo-tsumari.jp/artwork/tsumari_in_bloom

Tsumari in Bloom

C: Gecko

by Tadashi IKUTA, 2.5 km away

http://www.echigo-tsumari.jp/artwork/gecko

Gecko

D: Noubutai

by Tadashi IKUTA, 2.5 km away

Noubutai

E: Matsudai NoButai

by Tadashi IKUTA, 2.5 km away

http://www.echigo-tsumari.jp/artwork/bird_theatre_company_tottori_the_mermaid_and_the_red_candles "Th...

Matsudai NoButai

F: Sheep Matsudai noubutai

by Tadashi IKUTA, 2.5 km away

http://www.echigo-tsumari.jp/artwork/stellar_poetrycountless_stars星の詩/数えられなかった星たち

Sheep Matsudai noubutai

G: GIRAFFE noubutai

by Tadashi IKUTA, 2.5 km away

GIRAFFE noubutai

H: Fort 61

by Tadashi IKUTA, 2.6 km away

http://www.echigo-tsumari.jp/artwork/fort_61

Fort 61

I: Bijin bayashi

by Hiroharu Shizuya, 3.6 km away

新潟県十日町にある、ブナの木が一面に広がる美人林です。春から夏は新緑に、秋は紅葉に、冬は豪雪地帯なので雪に埋もれるブナなど春夏秋冬で違う景色が楽しめるほか、野鳥やリスなどの野生動物もみることができます。...

Bijin bayashi

J: The Beech forest 

by Lucy-011218, 4.1 km away

新潟県十日町市松之山松口の丘陵に樹齢約90年ほどのブナの木が一面に生い茂っています。あまりにもブナの立ち姿が美しいことから「美人林」と呼ばれるようになりました。

The Beech forest 

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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