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大阪市北区中之島 住友病院

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Nearby images in Japan


A: Rooftop garden of the Sumitomo Hospital

by Toshihiko Usude, 80 meters away

Rooftop garden of the Sumitomo Hospital

B: Nakanoshima Banks / ラバーダック

by Nobuaki Tanaka, 250 meters away

Nakanoshima Banks / ラバーダック

C: National Museum Of Art And Science Museum Osaka Japan

by Andy Bryant, 480 meters away

The National Museum of Art is a subterranean Japanese art museum located on the island of Nakanoshima...

National Museum Of Art And Science Museum Osaka Japan

D: Awaza JCT / 阿波座ジャンクション 北西

by Nobuaki Tanaka, 820 meters away

Awaza JCT / 阿波座ジャンクション 北西

E: Awaza JCT / 阿波座ジャンクション 東

by Nobuaki Tanaka, 830 meters away

Awaza JCT / 阿波座ジャンクション 東

F: Yoshino3

by Yasuhiro Muranaka, 840 meters away


G: Awaza JCT / 阿波座ジャンクション 南西

by Nobuaki Tanaka, 870 meters away

Awaza JCT / 阿波座ジャンクション 南西

H: Festival Tower OSAKA

by Toshihiko Usude, 940 meters away

 A famous concert hall in Osaka.It was renewed in 2013.Another one is under constrction and becomes t...

Festival Tower OSAKA

I: Gate Tower Building, Osaka

by Shinya Omachi, 1.1 km away

Gate Tower Building

Gate Tower Building, Osaka

J: Osaka Station and its surroundings

by Kanenori Miura, 1.4 km away

This is a panoramic shot of Osaka JR station and its surroundings. This Newly develop area provides m...

Osaka Station and its surroundings

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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