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Tsutenkaku Tower

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Neon sign of Tsutenkaku tower.

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A: Tsutenkaku Tower

by heiwa4126, less than 10 meters away

Neon sign of Tsutenkaku tower.

Tsutenkaku Tower

B: Tsutenkaku tower main shop street

by heiwa4126, 70 meters away

Tsutenkaku tower main shop street

C: New World International Theatre

by heiwa4126, 90 meters away

SHINSEKAI KOKUSAI (New World international) is an all-night movie theatre at Shinsekai, Osaka (offici...

New World International Theatre

D: tsuutenkaku, Osaka, Japan

by Ken Ichikawa, 90 meters away

tsuutenkaku, Osaka, Japan

E: Tsutenkaku, Shinsekai

by Min Heo, 120 meters away

Tsūtenkaku (通天閣 Tsūtenkaku?), lit. "Tower Reaching Heaven", owned by Tsūtenkaku Kanko Co., Ltd. is a ...

Tsutenkaku, Shinsekai

F: Night of Tsutenkaku Tower South Street

by heiwa4126, 120 meters away

Night of Tsutenkaku Tower South Street

G: Shinsekai Gappo street

by heiwa4126, 130 meters away

Shinsekai Gappo street

H: Tsutenkaku Tower South Street

by heiwa4126, 130 meters away

Tsutenkaku tower in Sinsekai, Osaka.

Tsutenkaku Tower South Street

J: Tennoji Zoo / 動物園ステージ

by Nobuaki Tanaka, 330 meters away

Tennoji Zoo / 動物園ステージ

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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