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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Japan

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A: Horyu-ji Temple Saiin Garan (Western Precinct) Ⅱ

di bibouroku tabito, 10 metri di distanza

Horyu-ji Temple Saiin Garan (Western Precinct) Ⅱ

B: Horyuji in Nara, Japan

di Blane Ebersold, 10 metri di distanza

Horyuji was built in the year 607 and it attributed with introducing Buddhism to Japan. It is a UNESC...

Horyuji in Nara, Japan

C: Horyuji-Temple

di waka kimizuka, 20 metri di distanza

Horyuji-West Area "Sai-in-garan" (Go-jyu-no-tou+Kondou+Daikoudou+Kairou)

Horyuji-Temple

D: Horyu-ji

di Justin Phan, 30 metri di distanza

Horyu-ji

E: Horyu-ji Temple Saiin Garan (Western Precinct) Ⅰ

di bibouroku tabito, 30 metri di distanza

Horyu-ji Temple Saiin Garan (Western Precinct) Ⅰ

F: Corridor of Horyu-ji Temple Saiin Garan(Western Precinct)

di bibouroku tabito, 40 metri di distanza

Corridor of Horyu-ji Temple Saiin Garan(Western Precinct)

G: Horyu-ji Temple

di Justin Phan, 50 metri di distanza

Horyu-ji Temple

H: Before the Middle Gate(Chumon) of Horyu-ji Temple

di bibouroku tabito, 150 metri di distanza

Before the Middle Gate(Chumon) of Horyu-ji Temple

I: Nandai-mon Gate(Main southern gate) of Horyu-ji Temple

di bibouroku tabito, 210 metri di distanza

Nandai-mon Gate(Main southern gate) of Horyu-ji Temple

J: An avenue of pines of the approach to Horyu-ji Temple

di bibouroku tabito, 290 metri di distanza

An avenue of pines of the approach to Horyu-ji Temple

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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