Haulageway of Ikuno Silver Mine, Japan
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Haulageway of Ikuno Silver Mine, Japan

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This is haulageway of Ikuno silver mine.
The dolls are placed to recreate how they mined for silver in Edo period.

Ikuno silver mine was found in 807 and closed in 1973.

The total length of the tunnel (haulageway) is longer than 350 km (217 miles). The deepest part is 880 m (0.55 miles) below ground.

A little part of the haulageway is opened to public.

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A: Ikuno Silver Mine in Japan

di Kengo Shimizu, 30 metri di distanza

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Ikuno Silver Mine in Japan

B: View from Mt.Sengamine

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C: Mt. Futogamine in Japan

di Kengo Shimizu, 8.2 km di distanza

This is a panorama taken at Futogamine near the middle of Hyogo prefecture. The altitude is 1082 m (3...

Mt. Futogamine in Japan

D: Mt. Dangamine in Japan

di Kengo Shimizu, 9.2 km di distanza

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Mt. Dangamine in Japan

E: Dam of Okawachi Pumped-Storage Hydroelectric Power Station

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Dam of Okawachi Pumped-Storage Hydroelectric Power Station

F: View from Mt.Kasagata

di Kengo Shimizu, 11.9 km di distanza

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View from Mt.Kasagata

G: Frozen Waterfall in Mt.Kasagata

di Kengo Shimizu, 12.0 km di distanza

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H: Mikobata cast-iron bridge

di Nobutaka Asahi, 12.3 km di distanza

The cast iron bridge made in 1885 in order to carry an ore from the Akinobu mine.

Mikobata cast-iron bridge

I: Tonomine Plateau

di Kengo Shimizu, 12.4 km di distanza

This is a field of Japanese silver grass called Tonomine plateau located near the middle of Hyogo pre...

Tonomine Plateau

J: Meisin Train

di Nobutaka Asahi, 12.7 km di distanza

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Meisin Train

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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