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A:

by T-M, 7.0 km away

B: Ritsurin park

by Hiroharu Shizuya, 32.8 km away

It is a garden with a vast lot area where Kagawa Prefecture is represented. There is a big pond in th...

Ritsurin park

C: Fine Art 21 / AnabukiYuki Exhibition

by anabuki yuki, 33.8 km away

AnabukiYuki Exhibition in Kagawa 2012.9/4-9/9Fine Art 21 URL: http://www.fa21.net/index.html  

Fine Art 21 / AnabukiYuki Exhibition

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by T-M, 35.9 km away

E:

by T-M, 36.0 km away

F: yashima-shishinoreizan

by Hiroharu Shizuya, 37.8 km away

yashima-shishinoreizan

G: Minoyama Daimyoujin

by Hiroharu Shizuya, 37.9 km away

Asian racoon's statue of the Yashima temple has been built in the next soon. There seems to be a prof...

Minoyama Daimyoujin

H: Cottontime

by Yoshinori Akiyama, 56.3 km away

高知県南国市、国分寺近くにあるCafe + 雑貨 CottonTime ランチの様子はここが詳しい↓ ひでちゃんの食べ歩き【ランチ】CottonTime 肝心の人にピントが合ってないのはご愛嬌

Cottontime

J: The house where Yatarou-IWASAKI was born.

by Kazutoyo IMAMURA, 58.1 km away

The house where Yataro-IWASAKI was born, the founder of Mitsubishi-combaine. He was born in 1834 in t...

The house where Yatarou-IWASAKI was born.

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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