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Niseko Hirafu - Sennoki

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Niseko Hirafu's Sennoki run

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A: Hirafu tracks and afternoon jet trail above Alpen

door Glen Claydon, 180 hier vandaan

Top to bottom riding hasn't begun yet here in Hirafu Niseko but still plenty of people are enjoying f...

Hirafu tracks and afternoon jet trail above Alpen

B: Niseko Hirafu Ace Quad Lift # 4 - Bottom

door Glen Claydon, 290 hier vandaan

This pano hurt !!! This was the last REALLY good powderday in Hirafu for the 08/09 season but i reall...

Niseko Hirafu Ace Quad Lift # 4 - Bottom

C: Niseko Cycle Week 2008

door Glen Claydon, 300 hier vandaan

Niseko Cycle Week is a week long community based cycling festival held in and around Niseko Hirafu. T...

Niseko Cycle Week 2008

D: Niseko Hirafu Alpen groomed course - Spring 09'

door Glen Claydon, 300 hier vandaan

On of the last amazing powder days for the 2008 /2009 season. I remember it well.This pano was taken ...

Niseko Hirafu Alpen groomed course - Spring 09'

E: Scot Hotel Site - Niseko Hirafu

door Glen Claydon, 360 hier vandaan

Taken from the top of the Niseko Hirafu Village from the former Scot Hotel site.A beautiful day and n...

Scot Hotel Site - Niseko Hirafu

F: Tour De Hokkaido

door Glen Claydon, 380 hier vandaan

I have only recently got into cycling and mainly mountainbiking but road cycling is completely differ...

Tour De Hokkaido

G: 2010 Hirafu Namara Ippatsu - Kicker Comp

door Glen Claydon, 390 hier vandaan

Yesterday Hirafu Resort held their yearly kicker comp. This years kicker was a decent size which allo...

2010 Hirafu Namara Ippatsu - Kicker Comp

H: Niseko Hirafu 2010/2011 season opening ceremony - Welcome Center

door Glen Claydon, 390 hier vandaan

For the last 5 years here in Niseko Hirafu the opening day for the season is usually a mad rush to ge...

Niseko Hirafu 2010/2011 season opening ceremony - Welcome Center

I: Hotel Niseko Scot Demolition - 31st May 2011

door Glen Claydon, 400 hier vandaan

Sad to see the Scot Hotel being ripped up peice by piece but one thing is for sure - the new view is ...

Hotel Niseko Scot Demolition - 31st May 2011

J: Hirafu Welcome Center - Spring 08'

door Glen Claydon, 410 hier vandaan

Shot early in the morning just as the sun was emerging from the clouds behind Mt Yotei. If my memory ...

Hirafu Welcome Center - Spring 08'

Dit panorama is genomen in Hokkaido, 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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