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Kyoto City Hall

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Japan


A: kyoto in autumn

di MOETAZ ATTALLA, 50 metri di distanza

changing of the colors in Kyoto japan.

kyoto in autumn

B: bronze statue of Hikokuro Takayama

di heiwa4126, 470 metri di distanza

bronze statue of Hikokuro Takayama

C: Gon-sirakawa ( Night view of Kyoto City )

di bibouroku tabito, 840 metri di distanza

Night view of Tatumi-daimyoujin shrine neighborhood that is a landmark of Gionshirakawa.This street i...

Gon-sirakawa  ( Night view of Kyoto City )

D: 辰巳大明神

di YUICHI ITO, 840 metri di distanza


E: Shirakawa district, Kyoto

di Thomas Humeau, 840 metri di distanza

Kyoto's Shirakawa Dori is perhaps the most beautiful street in the former capital. Located in Gion, o...

Shirakawa district, Kyoto

F: osteria Bastille Kyoto

di Kudo Kenji Photograph, 870 metri di distanza

 osteria Bastille Kyoto

osteria Bastille Kyoto

G: Itsukushima-Jinja in Kyoto JAPAN

di SEIMA, 950 metri di distanza

Itsukushima-Jinja in Kyoto JAPAN

H: Kyoto Art Center

di Tadashi IKUTA, 1.1 km di distanza

Kyoto Art Center

I: Kyoto Art Center

di Tadashi IKUTA, 1.1 km di distanza

Kyoto Art Center

J: Kyoto Art Center

di Tadashi IKUTA, 1.1 km di distanza

Kyoto Art Center

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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