Toyako Windsor Hotel "View"
Will not quite the view from the famous Windsor Hotel but the view from the bottom carpark over looking lake Toya..
Really amazing spot overlooking the lake , Mt Yotei and the Annupuri range in the distance.
One of the the amazing things about living in Japan as a foreigner is experiencing the culture..i hav...
Camping - this is it ! Lake Toya is a beautiful part of the world and last Saturday it was perfect. H...
Great scramble golf event hosted by HTM. The weather wasn't perfect but was a perfect day for me beca...
The peaks of niseko consist of a few mountains,we can see Mt, annupuri(famous)Mt,youtei that has a si...
Viewing Mtyotei from under the bridge at Fine day !
Test shot of panoramic HDRimage
Niseko is a town located in Abuta District, Shiribeshi, Hokkaidō, Japan. Although in Japanese, Niseko...
Ohji hydroelectric power plant has a long history.During WW2, there is a military test site on the to...
Beautiful summers day from Niseko Bridge. I was on my way to the local Niseko Shrine festival ( i'll ...
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.