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The Usiku pond

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At dusk, near Ushikunuma Oh-hashi bridge.

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A: Row houses of the Edo period

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Open sets for Jidaigeki. It's Nagaya (長屋, means "tenement house"). At the warp station EDO, Tsukuba, ...

Row houses of the Edo period

B: Warp station EDO

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Open sets for Jidaigeki. At the warp station EDO, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.

Warp station EDO

C: Storehouses of Edo Period shipping agent

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Open sets for Jidaigeki. At the warp station EDO, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.

Storehouses of Edo Period shipping agent

D: Oohori ferry

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A municipal river ferry across Tone river.

Oohori ferry

E: Oohori ferryboat - Auto park pier

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A municipal river ferry across Tone river.

Oohori ferryboat - Auto park pier

F: Tokuman-ji temple

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First visit to the Shinto Shrine.

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G: Ushiku Buddha Panorama

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H: Ushiku Buddha Oct. 11 2010

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Ushiku Buddha Oct. 11 2010

I: The tallest stone Buddha sculpture in the world

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A 394-feet Buddaha statue. See datails in wikipedia.

The tallest stone Buddha sculpture in the world

J: Transmission line tower

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Looking up transmission line tower from its foot.

Transmission line tower

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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