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Yokohama Bay City 1B

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Japan


A: Bay City 1

di Masao Nagata, 10 metri di distanza

Bay City 1

B: Yokohama Port side Central

di Akiyoshi Odagawa, 10 metri di distanza

Ettore Sottsass 「THE FAMILY」

Yokohama Port side Central

C: Yokohama Bay City 8

di Masao Nagata, 40 metri di distanza


Yokohama Bay City 8

D: Makuzu ware Museum

di Masao Nagata, 70 metri di distanza


Makuzu ware Museum

E: Bay City 2

di Masao Nagata, 130 metri di distanza

Bay City 2

F: Yokohama Portside Park (HDR)

di Akiyoshi Odagawa, 140 metri di distanza

Yokohama Portside Park (HDR)

G: Yokohama Portside Park

di Akiyoshi Odagawa, 140 metri di distanza

Yokohama Portside Park

H: Port Side Park

di Akiyoshi Odagawa, 160 metri di distanza

Port Side Park

I: Yokohama Bay City 6

di Masao Nagata, 160 metri di distanza


Yokohama Bay City 6

J: Bay City 3

di Masao Nagata, 180 metri di distanza

Bay City 3

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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