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Panorama's in de omgeving van Japan

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A: Chion-in Temple, Kyoto

door Dave Kennard, 100 hier vandaan

Chion-in (知恩院) temple, in Kyoto, Japan. Chion-in is the headquarters of the Jōdo-shū (Pure Land Sect)...

Chion-in Temple, Kyoto

B: Chion-in Temple, Kyoto

door Dave Kennard, 140 hier vandaan

A bridge over a lily pond at Chion-in (知恩院) temple, in Kyoto, Japan. The bridge leads to a columbariu...

Chion-in Temple, Kyoto

C: Japan, Kyoto, Chion In Temple, Garden

door Thomas Blanket, 150 hier vandaan

Japan, Kyoto, Chion In Temple, Garden

D: Pond in Maruyama Park, Kyoto

door Dave Kennard, 180 hier vandaan

The pond at Maruyama Park, in Kyoto, Japan. Maruyama Park (円山公園; Maruyama kōen) is famous for its che...

Pond in Maruyama Park, Kyoto

E: 円山公園 Maruyama park,Kyoto

door Kudo Kenji Photograph, 200 hier vandaan

円山公園  Maruyama park,Kyoto

F: Chion-in Temple, Kyoto

door Dave Kennard, 270 hier vandaan

The area in front of Seishi Hall at Chion-in (知恩院) temple, in Kyoto, Japan. The temple is built on Hi...

Chion-in Temple, Kyoto

G: Graveyard at Chion-in Temple, Kyoto

door Dave Kennard, 350 hier vandaan

The northern end of the top graveyard at Chion-in (知恩院) temple, in Kyoto, Japan. The temple is built ...

Graveyard at Chion-in Temple, Kyoto

H: Japan, Kyoto, Yasaka Shrine

door Thomas Blanket, 360 hier vandaan

Japan, Kyoto, Yasaka Shrine

I: Kyoto Yasaka

door H. Adi Saputra, 360 hier vandaan

This is the atmosphere around Yasaka (八坂)in Kyoto, this photo was taken in during fall time where man...

Kyoto Yasaka

J: Japan, Kyoto, Gesshinin Temple

door Thomas Blanket, 470 hier vandaan

Japan, Kyoto, Gesshinin Temple

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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