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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Japan

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A: misty forest in autumn 1

di kiyoharu takamura, 330 metri di distanza

misty forest in autumn 1

B: misty forest

di kiyoharu takamura, 450 metri di distanza

misty forest

C: fujinomiya trail 5th station

di kiyoharu takamura, 2.2 km di distanza

fujinomiya trail 5th station

D: small flank volcano in Mt.Fuji

di kiyoharu takamura, 2.2 km di distanza

small flank volcano in Mt.Fuji

E: nishiusuzuka parking

di kiyoharu takamura, 2.3 km di distanza

nishiusuzuka parking

F: Unkaisou

di kiyoharu takamura, 2.7 km di distanza

Unkaisou is a hut in hight 2500m of Mt.Fuji. It takes about 30minutes from Fujinomiya entry of this r...

Unkaisou

G: Hoei crater edge

di kiyoharu takamura, 2.8 km di distanza

Hoei crater edge

H: goten-niwa

di kiyoharu takamura, 2.9 km di distanza

goten-niwa

I: hoei crater

di kiyoharu takamura, 3.0 km di distanza

hoei crater

J: 2780m

di kiyoharu takamura, 3.2 km di distanza

2780m

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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