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It is a pinwheel that becomes an environment-friendly energy source. The pinwheel is
seen in Ishikawa Prefecture here and there.

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Japan

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A: Hatago rock

door Hiroharu Shizuya, 4.7 hier vandaan

It is a married couple rock, and [onnaiwa] is connected with [otokoiwa] with the rope. Noto Kongo is ...

Hatago rock

B: Noto Yaseno-dangai

door Hiroharu Shizuya, 6.1 hier vandaan

It is a precipitous cliff of about 55m.

Noto Yaseno-dangai

C: Noto senjou-jiki

door Hiroharu Shizuya, 7.3 hier vandaan

The wave intensely surges to the rock.

Noto senjou-jiki

D: Noto Ganmon

door Hiroharu Shizuya, 7.4 hier vandaan

The strictness gate that is Noto Kongo's maximum viewpoint. The Sea of Japan is seen in the other sid...

Noto Ganmon

E: Nishigishi Station

door Yuichi Saito, 16.1 hier vandaan

Nishigishi Station

F: Anamizu Station

door Yuichi Saito, 20.3 hier vandaan

Anamizu Station

G: 雨晴海岸 Amaharashi Coast

door Toru Nishikawa, 49.0 hier vandaan

View from Amaharashi coast, located in Takaoka city in Toyama, Japan. It's noted as a tourist spot to...

雨晴海岸 Amaharashi Coast

H: Kanazawa station west entrance

door Akiyoshi Odagawa, 64.2 hier vandaan

Kanazawa station west entrance

I: Kanazawa, Train Station

door Blane Ebersold, 64.3 hier vandaan

Kanazawa Station is a JR railway staion located in Kanazawa, in thenorth part of central Japan. The d...

Kanazawa, Train Station

J: Kanazawa station

door Akiyoshi Odagawa, 64.3 hier vandaan

Kanazawa station

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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