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The power of people visits by the sightseeing spot that represents Shonan.
A lot of souvenir shops line up in the approach to a shrine.

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A: Enoshima

di Akiyoshi Odagawa, 80 metri di distanza

Enoshima

B: Chigogahuchi brink, Enoshima island

di heiwa4126, 90 metri di distanza

At the Chigogahuchi brink in Enoshima island.

Chigogahuchi brink, Enoshima island

C: Enoshima

di Mervin Manangan, 170 metri di distanza

Sunset on the fishing spots on the far side of Enoshima.

Enoshima

D: The Enoshima Lighthouse

di heiwa4126, 340 metri di distanza

The view from the deck of Enoshima lighthouse.

The Enoshima Lighthouse

E: The middle of Enoshima Lighthouse

di heiwa4126, 350 metri di distanza

The view from the middle of Enoshima lighthouse.

The middle of Enoshima Lighthouse

F: Enoshima Lighthouse

di Akiyoshi Odagawa, 350 metri di distanza

Enoshima Lighthouse

G: Enoshima observation tower

di Akiyoshi Odagawa, 360 metri di distanza

Enoshima observation tower

H: The top of Enoshima Lighthouse

di heiwa4126, 360 metri di distanza

The view from the top of Enoshima lighthouse.

The top of Enoshima Lighthouse

I: Enoshima Lighthouse view from top

di Mervin Manangan, 360 metri di distanza

This is the view from the top of the Enoshima Lighthouse. To get there, you will have to walk climb t...

Enoshima Lighthouse view from top

J: Enoshima Lighthouse

di Mervin Manangan, 500 metri di distanza

This is the Enoshima Lighthouse at night. You will have to walk and climb a lot of stairs(though ther...

Enoshima Lighthouse

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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