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Japan, Kyoto, Nijo Castle

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A: Kyo Machiya

冨安 大輔作, 1.0kmかなた

Mumei-sha, which is a cultural assets of historical town house with business rooms settled with. It i...

Kyo Machiya

B: Kyoto Art Center Tatami room

いくたたた゛し作, 1.2kmかなた

Kyoto Art Center Tatami room

C: 京都芸術センター 講堂

いくたたた゛し作, 1.2kmかなた

京都芸術センター 講堂

D: 京都芸術センター

いくたたた゛し作, 1.2kmかなた


E: 京都芸術センター 前田珈琲前

いくたたた゛し作, 1.2kmかなた

京都芸術センター 前田珈琲前

F: 京都芸術センター

いくたたた゛し作, 1.3kmかなた


G: osteria Bastille Kyoto

Kudo Kenji Photograph作, 1.3kmかなた

 osteria Bastille Kyoto

osteria Bastille Kyoto

H: 京都御所 厳島神社

SEIMA作, 1.4kmかなた

京都御所 厳島神社

I: 船鉾

Yasuhiro Muranaka作, 1.4kmかなた


J: 京都御所 Kyoto Imperial Palace

Kudo Kenji Photograph作, 1.7kmかなた

Kyoto Imperial PalaceThe Kyoto Imperial palace was built in 1331 and the Emperor lived here until 186...

京都御所 Kyoto Imperial Palace



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.