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sunset in Mikuni pass

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A: mikuni pass

by kiyoharu takamura, 10 meters away

mikuni pass

B: Lake Ashinoko and Fukara water-gate

by Taro Tsubomura, 1.6 km away

This place is in the west-side coast of the lake Ashinoko (Lake Ashi).  This side of the lake can be ...

Lake Ashinoko and Fukara water-gate

C: kojiri-2

by kiyoharu takamura, 1.6 km away


D: On the Sightseeing Cruise ship, Lake Ashi, Hakone

by Min Heo, 1.7 km away

This is the sight seeing cruise ship of Lake Ashi, from Togendi to Hakone machi, Hakone. You can take...

On the Sightseeing Cruise ship, Lake Ashi, Hakone

E: kojiri-1

by kiyoharu takamura, 2.1 km away


F: hakone ashinoko observatory park

by kiyoharu takamura, 2.4 km away

hakone ashinoko observatory park

G: Lake Ashinoko near Kojiri

by Taro Tsubomura, 2.6 km away

Lake Ashinoko (Lake Ashi) is one of the most beautiful sightseeing spot near Tokyo.  The surface of t...

Lake Ashinoko near Kojiri

H: Sightseeing cruise and small boats of Ashi Lake, Hakone,

by Min Heo, 2.7 km away

Lake Ashi(Ashinoko) is a lake made by volcano eruption. There is a sight-seeing ship between Togendai...

Sightseeing cruise and small boats of Ashi Lake, Hakone,

I: ashinoko heliport

by kiyoharu takamura, 2.7 km away

ashinoko heliport

J: boat pier

by kiyoharu takamura, 2.9 km away

boat pier

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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