Great Buddha on Mt. Nokogiri
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Great Buddha on Mt. Nokogiri

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At Mt. Nokogiri.  There's a beehive on the Buddha's head. 

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Japan

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A: 鋸山日本寺の大仏

di 頑固 オヤジ, 10 metri di distanza

鋸山日本寺の大仏

鋸山日本寺の大仏

B: Tokai 1500 Rakan (1,500 Rakan Buddha Images)

di Thomas Humeau, 130 metri di distanza

Located on Mt. Nokogiri in Nihonji Temple, visitors can appreciate the 1553 stone Rakan Buddha images...

Tokai 1500 Rakan (1,500 Rakan Buddha Images)

C: 100 Joe Kanon (1000 feet Guanyin)

di heiwa4126, 230 metri di distanza

At Mt. Nokogiri.  "Joe" is a unit of length in Japanese. A "Joe" is 3 meters.  So this relief of Kann...

100 Joe Kanon (1000 feet Guanyin)

D: Jigoku Nozoki (Peeping the Hell)

di heiwa4126, 230 metri di distanza

Jigoku-Nozoki is a observatory on the bluff of Mt. Nokogiri.

Jigoku Nozoki (Peeping the Hell)

E: Mt. Nokogiri observation deck

di heiwa4126, 500 metri di distanza

At Mt. Nokogiri.

Mt. Nokogiri observation deck

F: Hota station

di heiwa4126, 1.8 km di distanza

Hota station

G: The front of Hota station

di heiwa4126, 1.9 km di distanza

The front of Hota station

H: Kanaya port

di heiwa4126, 2.0 km di distanza

At the parking of Kanaya ferry terminal.

Kanaya port

I: Port of Kanaya

di heiwa4126, 2.0 km di distanza

On the deck of Kanaya-maru at anchor in the Kanaya port.

Port of Kanaya

J: Kanaya port

di heiwa4126, 2.1 km di distanza

Kanaya-maru at anchor in the Kanaya port.

Kanaya port

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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