Tempozan Junction / 天保山JCT
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Tempozan Junction / 天保山JCT

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Nearby images in Japan


A: Tempozan Junction / 天保山JCT

by Nobuaki Tanaka, 530 meters away

Tempozan Junction / 天保山JCT

B: 오사카 덴포잔 항구

by Ko ki man(고기만), 640 meters away

오사카 덴포잔 항구에 정박중인 후지마루호에서 보는 덴포잔의 대 회전 전망차

오사카 덴포잔 항구

C: Tempozan ferry / 天保山渡船場

by Nobuaki Tanaka, 870 meters away

Tempozan ferry / 天保山渡船場

D: Hokko JCT / 北港ジャンクション

by Nobuaki Tanaka, 1.9 km away

Hokko JCT / 北港ジャンクション

E: Konohana-o-hasi bridge - the east end

by heiwa4126, 2.1 km away

Round and round. The east end of Konohana-o-hasi bridge.

Konohana-o-hasi bridge - the east end

F: Jinbei river ferry

by heiwa4126, 2.3 km away

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

Jinbei river ferry

G: Shirinashigawa river flood gate

by heiwa4126, 2.4 km away

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

Shirinashigawa river flood gate

H: Konohana Bridge / 此花大橋

by Nobuaki Tanaka, 2.4 km away

Konohana Bridge / 此花大橋

I: Konohana Bridge / 此花大橋

by Nobuaki Tanaka, 2.4 km away

Konohana Bridge / 此花大橋

J: Intex OIsaka

by Yasuhiro Muranaka, 2.7 km away

Intex OIsaka

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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