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summit station square
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summit station
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Mt.Komagatake
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hakone mototsumiya
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mototsumiya
Yasushi Kishimoto
Dsc05701 panorama
Taro Tsubomura
Hakone lodge of Seikei Gakuen School
Dave Kennard
Path down mountain, Hakone
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Old fireplace ruin of a guest-house.
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Owakudani in early winter
Min Heo
Cooking Black Eggs in Owakudani(The hell valley), Hakone
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boat pier
Vasily Kumaev & Andrew Mishin
Borovensk. Abandoned cathedral. Floor 2. Altar. (2009)
Mark Bridgwater
Deer Park Heights
C360.NL - Henri Smeets
Seceda, Val Gardena, Dolomites, Italy
Fernando A. Riego
tunnel
Willy Kaemena
Balloon Fiesta 2009
KVS Setty
KR Market
Ninoslav Adzibaba
Danube by bike 2009
idVR360
Samarinda Islamic Center Mosque 03
Jules
Cloitre du travail
Carlos Chegado
Hotel Tivoli Almansor Carvoeiro Algarve Vale Covo Beach
Jules
Piece Ouverte dans le fort de St Honorât
Geoff Mather
River Garve Ross And Cromarty Scotland
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Kannon daki
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Nagame no yu (good view hot spring)
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manpuku-ji
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fumoto-bou
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koshigiri hill
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Ayu-gaeshi-no-taki
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chichibunomiya memorial park at night 2
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fuji-moss-phlox-festival-2013-4
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Bernard Buffet Museum front
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遺伝研前
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shiraitonotaki
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Hoshi-ga-yama kouen 2
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.