Waterfall, Miyajima Island, Tokyo
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Waterfall, Miyajima Island, Tokyo

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Waterfall, Miyajima Island, Tokyo

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A: 宮島 もみじ谷(1)

今村和豊作, ここから610メートル


宮島 もみじ谷(1)

B: 宮島 もみじ谷(2)

今村和豊作, ここから640メートル


宮島 もみじ谷(2)

C: Japan, Itsukushima, Miyajima Market

Thomas Blanket作, ここから670メートル

Japan, Itsukushima, Miyajima Market

D: Japan, Itsukushima, Mt Misen, Path To Ropeway

Thomas Blanket作, ここから710メートル

Japan, Itsukushima, Mt Misen, Path To Ropeway

E: Japan, Itsukushima Shrine

Thomas Blanket作, ここから770メートル

Japan, Itsukushima Shrine

F: 厳島神社(1)

今村和豊作, ここから800メートル



G: 五重塔(宮島)

今村和豊作, ここから840メートル

五重塔(ごじゅうのとう)《重要文化財》 千畳閣の隣に建つ五重塔は、和様と唐様を巧みに調和させた建築様式で、桧皮葺の屋根と朱塗りの柱や垂木のコントラストが美しい塔です。高さは27.6m。応永14年(140...


H: Japan, Itsukushima, Mt Misen, Sankido Hall

Thomas Blanket作, 1.3kmかなた

Japan, Itsukushima, Mt Misen, Sankido Hall

I: Japan, Itsukushima, Mt Misen, Hondo Reikado Hall

Thomas Blanket作, 1.3kmかなた

Japan, Itsukushima, Mt Misen, Hondo Reikado Hall

J: Ryokan Sansui, Hiroshima Accommodation

John Nayler作, 16.3kmかなた

Ryokan Sansui, Hiroshima Accommodation

Ryokan Sansui, Hiroshima Accommodation



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.