Korakuen Park in Okayama
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Korakuen Park in Okayama

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The Korakuen park is said to be one of the three Japanese-style famous parks. The lord Tsunamasa IKEDA planed to construct a Japanese garden in 1687. The construction was ended in 1700. For more than 300 years the park has almost retained its original appearance although some changes have been made, e.g. there were rice fields in the original garden. Okayama castle is located nearby. The style, it has a vast field with lawn, is not common in Japanese garden. Anyway all people who come here may say "Beautiful!!"  On the day I visited here, a wedding ceremony was held here.  You can find a couple wearing a japanese traditinal black and white Kimono. 

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A: Asahi river near Okayama Caste

di Taro Tsubomura, 370 metri di distanza

This is the Ishiyama park. Asahi river flows in front of  us. A famous park, Korakuen, is located in ...

Asahi river near Okayama Caste

B: Kibitsu-Jinja

di kanetomophoto, 8.5 km di distanza

Kibitsu-Jinja

C: View from a Cliff of an Ancient Castle Kinojo

di Kengo Shimizu, 16.7 km di distanza

I took this panorama at north east part of Kinojo castle which is said to be built in 7th century by ...

View from a Cliff of an Ancient Castle Kinojo

D: Kurashiki

di Masao Nagata, 16.8 km di distanza

Kurashiki

E: Shirakabe 白壁の町 

di H. Adi Saputra, 17.0 km di distanza

Panorama of Shirakabe area in Kurashiki City, Okayama prefeture, Japan. This area had been a commerci...

Shirakabe 白壁の町 

F: Kurashiki Nakahashi-Bridge

di Kudo Kenji Photograph, 17.0 km di distanza

Kurashiki Nakahashi-Bridge

G: Remains of an Ancient Castle Kinojo

di Kengo Shimizu, 17.1 km di distanza

I took this panorama right in front of the reconstructed gate of Kinojo castle which is said to be bu...

Remains of an Ancient Castle Kinojo

H: Inujima

di Tadashi IKUTA, 19.5 km di distanza

http://www.artfarm.or.jp/25th/detail/tori.html11月3日4日 犬島 海の劇場鳥の劇場公演「天使バビロンに来たる」 

Inujima

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di T-M, 36.0 km di distanza

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di T-M, 36.1 km di distanza

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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