Sapporo Clock Tower / 札幌市時計台
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Sapporo Clock Tower / 札幌市時計台

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B: Sapporo Station 2 / 札幌駅前 2

door Nobuaki Tanaka, 580 hier vandaan

Sapporo Station 2 / 札幌駅前 2

C: Sapporo Station 1 / 札幌駅前 1

door Nobuaki Tanaka, 620 hier vandaan

Sapporo Station 1 / 札幌駅前 1

D: Sapporo Station

door Glen Claydon, 620 hier vandaan

Shot this on the 26th of June 08. Sapporo - great city. One of the only cities in Japan where the roa...

Sapporo Station

F: Shiryo-kan

door KeiHirano, 1.4 hier vandaan

Shiryokan in sapporo was build in 1926 as a courthouse. this building has a several reliefs symbolize...

Shiryo-kan

G: The Mt. Okura Ski Jump Stadium01

door KeiHirano, 5.3 hier vandaan

The Mt. Okura Ski Jump Stadium (Ōkurayama Jampu Kyōgijō), also known as the Ōkurayama-Schanze (大倉山シャン...

The Mt. Okura Ski Jump Stadium01

H: The Mt. Okura Ski Jump Stadium03

door KeiHirano, 5.4 hier vandaan

The Mt. Okura Ski Jump Stadium (Ōkurayama Jampu Kyōgijō), also known as the Ōkurayama-Schanze (大倉山シャン...

The Mt. Okura Ski Jump Stadium03

I: The Mt. Okura Ski Jump Stadium02

door KeiHirano, 5.5 hier vandaan

The Mt. Okura Ski Jump Stadium (Ōkurayama Jampu Kyōgijō), also known as the Ōkurayama-Schanze (大倉山シャン...

The Mt. Okura Ski Jump Stadium02

J: Ikoro art studio in Sapporo

door KeiHirano, 6.2 hier vandaan

ChikakoYoshikawa, Who is the famous ceramic artist,come to sapporo and held an exhibition at ikor-art...

Ikoro art studio in Sapporo

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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