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Panorama's in de omgeving van Japan

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A: Oyama shrine

door Akiyoshi Odagawa, 610 hier vandaan

Oyama shrine

B: Kanazawa Castle Ishikawamon Gate

door Akiyoshi Odagawa, 850 hier vandaan

Kanazawa Castle  Ishikawamon Gate

C: Cherry Blossoms at Kanazawa Castle

door Akiyoshi Odagawa, 910 hier vandaan

Cherry Blossoms at Kanazawa Castle

D: Tsuzumi Gate at Kanazawa Station

door Akiyoshi Odagawa, 940 hier vandaan

Tsuzumi Gate at Kanazawa Station

E: Kanazawa station

door Akiyoshi Odagawa, 960 hier vandaan

Kanazawa station

F: Kanazawa, Train Station

door Blane Ebersold, 970 hier vandaan

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

Kanazawa, Train Station

G: Kenroku-en Hisago-ike Pond

door Akiyoshi Odagawa, 1.1 hier vandaan

Kenroku-en Hisago-ike Pond

H: Kenroku-en Garden, Kotoji Stone Lantern

door Akiyoshi Odagawa, 1.1 hier vandaan

Kenroku-en Garden, Kotoji Stone Lantern

I: test

door Haruko Murakami, 1.1 hier vandaan

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J: Kenroku-en Garden, kasumigaike

door Akiyoshi Odagawa, 1.2 hier vandaan

Kenroku-en Garden, kasumigaike

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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