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Japan, Kyoto, Nanzenji Temple, Sanmon Gate

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A: Nanzenji-Temple in Kyoto JAPAN

di SEIMA, 80 metri di distanza

Nanzenji-Temple in Kyoto JAPAN

B: Japan, Kyoto, Nanzenji Temple, Aqueduct

di Thomas Blanket, 90 metri di distanza

Japan, Kyoto, Nanzenji Temple, Aqueduct

C: Graveyard at Chion-in Temple, Kyoto

di Dave Kennard, 890 metri di distanza

The northern end of the top graveyard at Chion-in (知恩院) temple, in Kyoto, Japan. The temple is built ...

Graveyard at Chion-in Temple, Kyoto

D: Heian-Jingu in Kyoto JAPAN

di SEIMA, 960 metri di distanza

Heian-Jingu in Kyoto JAPAN

E: Chion-in Temple, Kyoto

di Dave Kennard, 990 metri di distanza

The area in front of Seishi Hall at Chion-in (知恩院) temple, in Kyoto, Japan. The temple is built on Hi...

Chion-in Temple, Kyoto

F: Heian Jingu Shrine, Kyoto

di Dave Kennard, 1.1 km di distanza

Panorama taken inside Heian Shrine (平安神宮; Heian-jingū) in the Sakyo-ku ward of Kyoto, Japan. Heian Sh...

Heian Jingu Shrine, Kyoto

G: Japan, Kyoto, Chion In Temple, Garden

di Thomas Blanket, 1.1 km di distanza

Japan, Kyoto, Chion In Temple, Garden

H: Chion-in Temple, Kyoto

di Dave Kennard, 1.1 km di distanza

A bridge over a lily pond at Chion-in (知恩院) temple, in Kyoto, Japan. The bridge leads to a columbariu...

Chion-in Temple, Kyoto

I: Chion-in Temple, Kyoto

di Dave Kennard, 1.2 km di distanza

Chion-in (知恩院) temple, in Kyoto, Japan. Chion-in is the headquarters of the Jōdo-shū (Pure Land Sect)...

Chion-in Temple, Kyoto

J: 住蓮山安楽寺 ANRAKUJI-Temple,Kyoto

di Kudo Kenji Photograph, 1.2 km di distanza

ANRAKUJI // 京都住蓮山安楽寺 A brief introduction to the Anraku-ji templeAt the beginning of the Kamakura per...

住蓮山安楽寺 ANRAKUJI-Temple,Kyoto

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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