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Panorama's in de omgeving van Japan

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A: Lake Ashinoko and Fukara water-gate

door Taro Tsubomura, 510 hier vandaan

This place is in the west-side coast of the lake Ashinoko (Lake Ashi).  This side of the lake can be ...

Lake Ashinoko and Fukara water-gate

B: kojiri-1

door kiyoharu takamura, 540 hier vandaan

kojiri-1

C: hakone ashinoko observatory park

door kiyoharu takamura, 830 hier vandaan

hakone ashinoko observatory park

D: Lake Ashinoko near Kojiri

door Taro Tsubomura, 1.1 hier vandaan

Lake Ashinoko (Lake Ashi) is one of the most beautiful sightseeing spot near Tokyo.  The surface of t...

Lake Ashinoko near Kojiri

E: Sunset in Hakone

door kiyoharu takamura, 1.4 hier vandaan

Sunset in Hakone

F: mikuni pass

door kiyoharu takamura, 1.6 hier vandaan

mikuni pass

G: sunset in Mikuni pass

door kiyoharu takamura, 1.6 hier vandaan

sunset in Mikuni pass

H: Sightseeing cruise and small boats of Ashi Lake, Hakone,

door Min Heo, 1.6 hier vandaan

Lake Ashi(Ashinoko) is a lake made by volcano eruption. There is a sight-seeing ship between Togendai...

Sightseeing cruise and small boats of Ashi Lake, Hakone,

I: On the Sightseeing Cruise ship, Lake Ashi, Hakone

door Min Heo, 1.7 hier vandaan

This is the sight seeing cruise ship of Lake Ashi, from Togendi to Hakone machi, Hakone. You can take...

On the Sightseeing Cruise ship, Lake Ashi, Hakone

J: boat pier

door kiyoharu takamura, 3.5 hier vandaan

boat pier

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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