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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Japan

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A: Swimming carp streamers over the Sagami River

di heiwa4126, 2.8 km di distanza

Carp streamers over Sagamigawa river.

Swimming carp streamers over the Sagami River

B: Sagami Ono station

di Adam Shomsky, 7.2 km di distanza

This panorama is shot near the entrance to Sagami Ono train station, a stop on the Odakyu line. There...

Sagami Ono station

C: MINAMIOOSAWA Sta.

di masanobu yoshii, 7.9 km di distanza

The panoramic image of the rotary in front of Hachioji City Minami-ohsawa Station. This station with ...

MINAMIOOSAWA Sta.

D: HACHIOJI HORINOUCHI NAGAIKE PARK

di masanobu yoshii, 7.9 km di distanza

長池公園は、東京都八王子市別所二丁目に位置する公園。長池、築池、姿池がある。浄瑠璃姫が薬師如来像を背負って長池に身を投げたという、「長池伝説」が残っている。テレビドラマのロケ地としても有名です。長池公園

HACHIOJI HORINOUCHI NAGAIKE PARK

E: lafete tama 2007 illumination

di Hiroharu Shizuya, 8.0 km di distanza

It is a huge shopping outlet. The lights that extend to the sky are a masterpiece.

lafete tama 2007 illumination

F: lafete tama 2007 illumination

di Hiroharu Shizuya, 8.1 km di distanza

It is a huge shopping outlet featuring Western-style lights.

lafete tama 2007 illumination

G: Machida Dalia Garden

di Taro Tsubomura, 8.1 km di distanza

Machida Dalia garden was founded in 1985, and now 500 varieties of Dalia flowers are planted in the g...

Machida Dalia Garden

H: Sanflower in Zama

di Taro Tsubomura, 8.3 km di distanza

Zama Sunflower Festival has been opened in every summer. Total 450 thousands numbers of sunflowers gr...

Sanflower in Zama

I: Dark Room

di Yoshinori Akiyama, 8.3 km di distanza

Dark Room

J: RyuKadosaka

di Daisuke Tomiyasu, 8.7 km di distanza

Engraving artist Mr.Ryu Kadosaka at his atelier in Machida City. He has atelier near by the Machida m...

RyuKadosaka

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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