0 Likes

Oishi Shrine in Ako, Hyogo Pref.
Japan

This panorama was taken in front of Oishi Shrine in Akou, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.

Oishi Shrine is dedicated to Kuranosuke Oishi and 46 of his men who died for their lord. On both sides of the approach are their stone figures.

In 1701, Oishi's lord Asano was humiliated by Kira in Edo Castle. Asano drew his katana sword in anger and hurt Kira.

Shogun ordered Asano to commit hara-kiri because murder attempt in Shogun's castle (Edo Castle) was a serious crime. However, Kira was not punished.

One of Asano's men Oishi and other 46 samurais decided to revenge for their lord.

In 1702, they charged at Kira's mansion and killed him.

Many people thought the revenge was a virtue according to Bushido spirit.

Naturally, 46 of 47 samurais were ordered by the goverment to commit hara-kiri because murder was a felony even in those days. The only surviver was a messenger who told the news that the revenge was successful to the people in their hometown.

Japanese people think 47 samurais are the symbol of loyalties.

View More »

Copyright: Kengo Shimizu
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10000x5000
Geüpload: 28/01/2012
Geüpdatet: 25/04/2014
Keer bekeken:

...


Tags: japan; shrine
comments powered by Disqus

Kengo Shimizu
Circuit Style Japanese Garden at Kuranosuke Oishi's Mansion
Kengo Shimizu
Private Museum of Toys
Kengo Shimizu
Ruin of Lord's Mansion of Ako, Japan
Kengo Shimizu
赤穂城の天守台(兵庫県赤穂市)
Kengo Shimizu
Kagakuji Temple
Kengo Shimizu
Large Painting on the Ceiling of Kagakuji Temple
Kengo Shimizu
View from the Trail to Mt.Otakadai in Akou, Japan
Kengo Shimizu
View from a Trail on Mt.Ushiroyama in Akou, Japan
Kengo Shimizu
Old Sakoshi Parlor in Hyogo, Japan
Kengo Shimizu
View from Mt Chausu in Akou, Japan
Kengo Shimizu
Beach in Sakoshi, Hyogo, Japan
Kengo Shimizu
View from the Ruins of Amakoyama Castle
pix
Odd Fellows cabins
Alessandro Ugazio
Via XX settembre, Borgio Verezzi
Taras Slobodyanik
Bogdano (Smela)
Gary Quigg
Mussenden Temple, Northern Ireland #4
Christian Bersano
Nosy Be Manga Soa
Vil Muhametshin
French garden at Rundale Palace - aerial view, Latvia
Christian Bersano
Nosy Sakatia Ampasimena Commerce
Daniel da Costa Gomes Martins
VILA JUNINA 2012 - SÃO LUÍS SHOPPING - SÃO LUÍS 400 ANOS
Jeffrey Martin
Bric a Brac - Shop 2 - Panorama 2
Marcio Cabral
Prata's River Waterfall
Vil Muhametshin
Church Saint-Merri, Paris
Stefano Gelli
Querceto - Pieve di San Giovanni Battista HDR
Kengo Shimizu
View from Mt.Sannomaru in Hyogo, Japan
Kengo Shimizu
View from Saitoku Shrine in Himeji
Kengo Shimizu
Main Hall of Sumadera Temple in Kobe
Kengo Shimizu
Interior of an Old Passenger Car
Kengo Shimizu
千年家(兵庫県姫路市安富町)の土間
Kengo Shimizu
Small Shrines on Mt. Maya
Kengo Shimizu
View from Mt. Kofujiyama
Kengo Shimizu
One of the Oldest Residence in Existence in Japan
Kengo Shimizu
Guest Room of an Inn in Ieshima Island
Kengo Shimizu
Zuiganji Temple in Himeji
Kengo Shimizu
View from Mt.Kyomi
Kengo Shimizu
Himeji City Botanical Garden
More About 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.