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七夕 The Star Festival

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Japan


A: Kamakura Tsurugaokahachimangu Wakamiyaohji

door Tsuyoshi Shimoyama, 10 hier vandaan

Kamakura Tsurugaokahachimangu Wakamiyaohji


door Yasushi Kishimoto, 20 hier vandaan

C: Daigyoji Temple

door Akiyoshi Odagawa, 140 hier vandaan

Daigyoji Temple

D: Kamakura Komachi-Dohri

door Tsuyoshi Shimoyama, 150 hier vandaan

Kamakura Komachi-Dohri

E: Joeiji Temple

door Yasushi Kishimoto, 470 hier vandaan

Joeiji Temple is a temple of Nichiren sect  in Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa.The Saint Nichiren was arrested...

Joeiji Temple

F: TANABATA(Star Festival)

door Masao Nagata, 480 hier vandaan

The Star Festival

TANABATA(Star Festival)

G: 妙本寺二天門 Myohonji Temple

door Yasushi Kishimoto, 490 hier vandaan

妙本寺二天門 Myohonji Temple

H: Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine Torii

door Akiyoshi Odagawa, 500 hier vandaan

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine  Torii


door Masao Nagata, 510 hier vandaan

The Star Festival



door Yasushi Kishimoto, 510 hier vandaan

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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