Red spider lily at Kinchakuda 2011/10/08
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Red spider lily at Kinchakuda 2011/10/08

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Japan

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A: Under the Aiai-Bridge at Kinchakuda

door SEIMA, 130 hier vandaan

Under the Aiai-Bridge at Kinchakuda

B: Cosmos at Kinchakuda

door Taro Tsubomura, 350 hier vandaan

Kinchakuda is one of the nice spots to see cosmos flowers as well as red spider lily flowers. After t...

Cosmos at Kinchakuda

C: Red Spider Lily in Kinchakuda

door Taro Tsubomura, 370 hier vandaan

This place is famous for the large colonies of the red spider lilies (a family of amaryllis). Japanes...

Red Spider Lily in Kinchakuda

D: After finish of red spider lily

door Taro Tsubomura, 460 hier vandaan

Red spider lily is very curious plant. In September, green stems with no leaves are grown from the so...

After finish of red spider lily

E: Koma Station

door Katsunori Takamatsu, 850 hier vandaan

Koma Station

F: Syoudenin

door Katsunori Takamatsu, 1.4 hier vandaan

Syoudenin

G: komaou-Jakkou

door Katsunori Takamatsu, 1.5 hier vandaan

komaou-Jakkou

H: Koma Shrine Shishimai

door Katsunori Takamatsu, 1.8 hier vandaan

Koma Shrine Shishimai

I: Koma Shrine

door Katsunori Takamatsu, 1.8 hier vandaan

Koma Shrine

J: Old Koma House

door Katsunori Takamatsu, 1.9 hier vandaan

Old Koma House

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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