These cottages are in the vast site of Hakodate Onuma Prince hotel. The area is designated as the Onuma quasi-national park. I stayed here for 3 days and enjoyed scenic beauty and hot-spring, "onsen". Although some clouds were seen in the south side, many stars including the Summer triangle and milky way could be seen from here.
Onuma park is one of the quasi-national park in south Hokkaido. The park is well-known as its beauti...
Goryokaku is only one pengtagon-shaped castle ruin present in Japan. In the end of Edo-period, the E...
Ground of Hakodate Kita High School in Japan. This panorama image is Cylinder.
Class room of Hokkaido Hakodate Kita High School
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.