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Creeping phlox hill (2)

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"Sibazakura-no Oka (Creeping phlox hill)" at Chichibu, Saitama, Japan.

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A: Creeping phlox hill (1)

di heiwa4126, 30 metri di distanza

"Sibazakura-no Oka (Creeping phlox hill)" at Chichibu, Saitama, Japan.

Creeping phlox hill (1)

B: Flower field in Chichibu

di Taro Tsubomura, 4.1 km di distanza

This is in the "Chichibu Muse park", located in the Chichibu city. Many Cosmos sulphureus flowers (ye...

Flower field in Chichibu

C: Mt.Yakeyama(Chichibu)

di H.Sakoda, 4.8 km di distanza

Mt.Yakeyama(Chichibu)

D: Mt. Maruyama

di H.Sakoda, 6.4 km di distanza

Mt. Maruyama

E: The Monument of oldest Coin in Japan

di SEIMA, 7.6 km di distanza

The Monument of oldest Coin in Japan

F: Poppy to color the sky of Chichibu Kogen Farm

di Junichi Date, 9.5 km di distanza

Poppy to color the sky of Chichibu Kogen Farm

G: Mt.Doudaira-Chichibu

di H.Sakoda, 9.5 km di distanza

Mt.Doudaira-Chichibu

H: mt. Takahatayama in foggy day

di H.Sakoda, 10.7 km di distanza

mt. Takahatayama in foggy day

I: Arakawa river in Nagatoro

di Taro Tsubomura, 12.1 km di distanza

The color of the mountains around here changes their color from green to orange and red in November. ...

Arakawa river in Nagatoro

J: Colored leaves in Nagatoro

di Taro Tsubomura, 12.1 km di distanza

Nagatoro is one of the famous sightseeing area in Saitama Pref. Arakawa river goes through the area, ...

Colored leaves in Nagatoro

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Japan

Questa è una vista generale di 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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