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Symphonic Sculpture
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Hakone Open Air Museum

Copyright: Akiyoshi Odagawa
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6308x3154
Geüpload: 02/06/2010
Geüpdatet: 26/09/2014
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Akiyoshi Odagawa
Hakone Open Air Museum
Kudo Kenji Photograph
強羅花壇 柱廊 Gorakadan peristyle
Kudo Kenji Photograph
箱根吟遊 スパ Hakone Ginyu Spa treatment room
Yasushi Kishimoto
Hakonechisujinotaki
kiyoharu takamura
hakone tozan cablecar (Gora station)
Dave Kennard
Mountain path, Hakone
Iskandar Setiadi
Owakudani Valley
Dave Kennard
Path down mountain, Hakone
Dave Kennard
Ōwakudani valley, Hakone
Taro Tsubomura
Owakudani in early winter
Min Heo
Cooking Black Eggs in Owakudani(The hell valley), Hakone
Steven Tung
Owakudani Boiling Valley
Ramin Dehdashti
Dasht-e Kavir
Mark de Graaf
noisy toilet
Martin
CHERNOBYL - Nuclear reactor
Jiri Vambera
Lithuanian Museum of Ethnocosmology 2
Vil Muhametshin
On the deck of an old fishing boat at the Jurmala Open-Air Museum, Latvia
Uldis Bardins
"Funny zoo" in Salaspils Botanic Garden
Martin
CHERNOBYL - Hospital
Peter Pajor
Bayon, Angkor Cambodia
Jiri Vambera
Playground in Visaginas 2
Jan Vrsinsky
Horseshoe Shape of Vltava River
Tom Sadowski
Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse
Roberto Scavino
Monumental Cemetery, infrared panorama
Akiyoshi Odagawa
NISSAN STADIUM East Gate
Akiyoshi Odagawa
Yokohama City Kaiko Kinen Kaikan
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Tomioka Hachimangu shrine-HDR
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Engakuji Temple
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山下公園 
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Yokohama Portside Park
Akiyoshi Odagawa
Kanazawa Castle Ishikawamon Gate
Akiyoshi Odagawa
Nippon Maru memorial park
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Yokohama Marine Tower
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Shinagawa Station
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Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine
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Daiyuzan Saijyouji temple
More About 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.