0 Likes

To-ji Temple in Kyoto JAPAN
Japan
Copyright: Seima
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11772x5886
Uploaded: 19/10/2010
Updated: 10/09/2014
Views:

...


Tags: kyoto; toji; temple
comments powered by Disqus

Haruka Suzuki
To-ji Temple
Haruka Suzuki
Umekoji01
Haruka Suzuki
Umekoji03
Kengo Shimizu
Fan-Shaped Garage at Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum
Kengo Shimizu
Steam Locomotives at Umekoji Museum
Haruka Suzuki
Umekoji02
Min Heo
JR 교토 역
red whale
The Entrance of Kyoto Station
Haruka Suzuki
Nishi Hongwanji Temple
bibouroku tabito
Night view of Kyoto Station(inside)
gilyong-kang
Kyoto railway station
Haruka Suzuki
Kyoto St01
Heinz Bruckschloegl
Dom St. Peter - Glockenturm
Daniel Christaldi
HARP gun (next to second smaller gun)
Tina Gauer & Oli Burle - www.360tourist.net
Secret Canyon in Sinai - The Arch
Uwe Buecher
Barranco del Agua
David Rowley
Rainbow Warrior Memorial
Uwe Buecher
Ruta de los Volcanes - Lavas la Malforada
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Termessos 5, Turkey
David Rowley
Chambers Pillar
Asset Imaging Photography
Hope Saddle at Dawn
Hana Dusíková
Villa Tugendhat - Lower terrace (UNESCO heritage)
Nobutaka Asahi
Anataki
Marcio Cabral
Havana National Hotel's Pub
SEIMA
Kamifukuoka Kyudojo in Saitama JAPAN
SEIMA
Autumn leaves at Hatonosu-Keikoku
SEIMA
Eiffel Tower from Right Under
SEIMA
SHANGHAI NIGHT at the Pearl Ring May 2 2012
SEIMA
Eiffel Tower from Champ de Mars park No.2
SEIMA
Mitake-san Rock Garden
SEIMA
Roman Aqueduct Sep. 18 2010
SEIMA
Night View of Shanghai Buildings on Footbridge May 02 2012
SEIMA
ION ORCHARD at Night
SEIMA
Marina Bay Sands and Raffles Place
SEIMA
Itsukushima-Jinja in Kyoto JAPAN
SEIMA
Nanashiro-no-Taki Upper falls
More About 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.