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Panorama's in de omgeving van Japan



door Yasuhiro Muranaka, minder dan 10 meter hier vandaan


door iwamori naoto, 40 hier vandaan


door Yasuhiro Muranaka, 80 hier vandaan

D: 豊受大神宮第二鳥居

door iwamori naoto, 180 hier vandaan



door iwamori naoto, 230 hier vandaan

F: Tsukiyomi no miya

door Yoshimasa TAKEDA, 740 hier vandaan

Tsukiyomi no miya

G: Okage Yokocho Ise Japan At 5 Am

door H. Adi Saputra, 3.2 hier vandaan

This is "Okage Yokocho", a place right in history in Ise City in Mie prefecture Japan.  Yokocho means...

Okage Yokocho Ise Japan At 5 Am

H: Okage Yokotyo

door iwamori naoto, 3.2 hier vandaan

Okage Yokotyo

I: Ujinakanokiricho near Ise Shrine, Japan

door Blane Ebersold, 3.2 hier vandaan

Ujinakanokiricho is next to Ise Shrine. Ise Shrine is one of Japan's most famous shrines. It's locate...

Ujinakanokiricho near Ise Shrine, Japan

J: Okage yokotyo

door iwamori naoto, 3.3 hier vandaan

Okage yokotyo

Dit panorama is genomen in Japan

Dit is een overzicht van Japan

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.

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