Sunset Point of Yagishiri Island
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Foto panoramica di Tsuyoshi Shimoyama PRO EXPERT Scattata 19:24, 30/07/2013 - Views loading...

Sunset Point of Yagishiri Island

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北海道 焼尻島の西側にある夕日がよく見えるポイントです。

僻地なので、おそらく行く人はほとんどいないでしょう。。

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Japan

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A: Yagishiri Island Murre Model

di Tsuyoshi Shimoyama, 560 metri di distanza

Yagishiri Island Murre Model

B: Yagishiri Harbor

di Tsuyoshi Shimoyama, 690 metri di distanza

Yagishiri Harbor

C: Yagishiri Island

di Tsuyoshi Shimoyama, 3.1 km di distanza

Yagishiri Island

D: Hakodake

di Nobutaka Asahi, 82.1 km di distanza

Mt. Hako located in the boundary in Bifuka-cho, Esashi-cho, and Otoineppu-cho of Hokkaido (altitude o...

Hakodake

E: Rishiri Island Beer O'Clock

di Glen Claydon, 90.3 km di distanza

Rishiri island is one of the most impressive mountains i have seen in Hokkaido. The peak rises straig...

Rishiri Island Beer O'Clock

F: 礼文島 スカイ岬

di kazuo sato, 106.9 km di distanza

礼文島 スカイ岬

G: Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition pavilion

di Tsuyoshi Shimoyama, 113.0 km di distanza

Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition pavilion

H: Soya Hillside / Soya wind farm / Wakkanai Footpath

di Tsuyoshi Shimoyama, 121.3 km di distanza

Soya Hillside / Soya wind farm / Wakkanai Footpath

I: Souya Cape

di Tsuyoshi Shimoyama, 126.4 km di distanza

Souya Cape

J: Souya Misaki - Northernmost Point in Japan

di Glen Claydon, 126.4 km di distanza

This is the northenmost point in Japan northeast of Wakkanai. Still a bit gloomy at this time of year...

Souya Misaki - Northernmost Point in Japan

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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