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Japan, Kyoto, Gesshinin Temple

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A: 石塀小路 夜景  (京都市)

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石塀小路 夜景  (京都市)

B: Japan, Kyoto, Ryozen Kannon

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Japan, Kyoto, Ryozen Kannon

C: Traditional Japanese street, Ninen Jaka, Kyoto

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Traditional Japanese street, Ninen Jaka, Kyoto

D: 法観寺(ほうかんじ)

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E: 八坂の塔

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F: 街並みの中で見かけたアート  (京都市)

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街並みの中で見かけたアート  (京都市)

G: 八坂の塔(法観寺五重塔) 夜景 (京都市)

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八坂の塔(法観寺五重塔) 夜景  (京都市)

H: 八坂通

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I: Japan, Kyoto, Yasaka Shrine

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Japan, Kyoto, Yasaka Shrine

J: 法観寺(ほうかんじ)

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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.