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Panorama's in de omgeving van Japan

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A: Miyajima Momiji-Valley(1)

door Kazutoyo IMAMURA, 260 hier vandaan

Miyajima(Itsukushima) is known as it's beautiful red autumn. There is Momiji-dani(Maple-valley) where...

Miyajima Momiji-Valley(1)

B: Miyajima Momiji-Valley(2)

door Kazutoyo IMAMURA, 300 hier vandaan

Miyajima(Itsukushima) is known as it's beautiful red autumn. There is Momiji-dani(Maple-valley) where...

Miyajima Momiji-Valley(2)

C: The Five-Story Pagoda in Itsukushima

door Kazutoyo IMAMURA, 590 hier vandaan

It is said The Five-Story Pagoda(Gujuunotou) in Itsukushima was built in 1407. 27.6m in height. 

The Five-Story Pagoda in Itsukushima

D: Japan, Itsukushima, Miyajima Market

door Thomas Blanket, 680 hier vandaan

Japan, Itsukushima, Miyajima Market

E: Waterfall, Miyajima Island, Tokyo

door John Nayler, 710 hier vandaan

Waterfall, Miyajima Island, Tokyo

Waterfall, Miyajima Island, Tokyo

F: Japan, Itsukushima Shrine

door Thomas Blanket, 710 hier vandaan

Japan, Itsukushima Shrine

G: Itsukushima Shrine(1)

door Kazutoyo IMAMURA, 710 hier vandaan

Itsukushima Shrine (Japanese:Itsukushima-jinja) is a Shinto shrine on the island of Itsukushima (popu...

Itsukushima Shrine(1)

H: Japan, Itsukushima, Mt Misen, Sankido Hall

door Thomas Blanket, 1.8 hier vandaan

Japan, Itsukushima, Mt Misen, Sankido Hall

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

door Thomas Blanket, 1.8 hier vandaan

Japan, Itsukushima, Mt Misen, Hondo Reikado Hall

J: Ryokan Sansui, Hiroshima Accommodation

door John Nayler, 15.6 hier vandaan

Ryokan Sansui, Hiroshima Accommodation

Ryokan Sansui, Hiroshima Accommodation

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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