Nikko lightup 日光
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Nikko lightup 日光

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One of the shrine around Nikko Tosyougu, in fall the shrines are often lightup up. Nikko area is also famous for fall foliage.

This pano was taken with a 11-16mm lens, on with a panohead and a tripod, that is why there are bits of incomplete people parts.  For photos with many people like this, it is usually best to take a panorama with a fisheye lens to minimize overlap therefore minimizing people incompleteness, or take multipe photos and then patch the impefection on photoshop.

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A: Japan, Nikko, Temples

Thomas Blanket作, ここから90メートル

Japan, Nikko, Temples

B: World Heritage Nikko Tosho-gu

Yoshiki Nakamura作, ここから120メートル

A Tōshō-gū (東照宮) is any Shinto shrine in which Tokugawa Ieyasu is enshrined with the name Tōshō Daigo...

World Heritage Nikko Tosho-gu

C: UNESCO World Heritage Nikko Tosho-gu

Yoshiki Nakamura作, ここから130メートル

A Tōshō-gū (東照宮) is any Shinto shrine in which Tokugawa Ieyasu is enshrined with the name Tōshō Daigo...

UNESCO World Heritage Nikko Tosho-gu

D: Nikko Toshougu

H. Adi Saputra作, ここから140メートル

This is the lower level of Nikko Toshougu, a UNESCO world heritage located in Tochigi prefecture Japan.

Nikko Toshougu

E: Nioh, Deva Kings, Nikko Tosho-gu

Yoshiki Nakamura作, ここから150メートル

A Tōshō-gū (東照宮) is any Shinto shrine in which Tokugawa Ieyasu is enshrined with the name Tōshō Daigo...

Nioh, Deva Kings, Nikko Tosho-gu

F: Rinoji Temple Unesco World Heritage

H. Adi Saputra作, ここから280メートル

Rinoji is a temple just 10 minutes walk from Nikko Toshougu in Tochigi prefecture, Japan.  It is one ...

Rinoji Temple Unesco World Heritage

G: Japan, Nikko, Old Tree

Thomas Blanket作, ここから310メートル

Japan, Nikko, Old Tree

H: 含満ケ淵

戸室 正博作, 1.2kmかなた



I: 日光百地蔵

戸室 正博作, 1.3kmかなた



J: Iroha slope

Hiroharu Shizuya作, 7.6kmかなた


Iroha slope



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.