Hanazono Half Pipe 2008 - Dropping in
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Hanazono Half Pipe 2008 - Dropping in

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Hanazono's Half Pipe from the top ...not a massive pipe but over the last few years it has got better and better.....winter isn't far off now !!!

I hadn't put this panorama together because i thought the shade wouldn't work, the sky was exposed and a few other problems but now i have made it i actually really like the contrast between the town in the distance ( Kutchan ) and the cloudy pipe. Imprefections .....whatever publish publish publish

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A: Hanazono Half Pipe 2008

de Glen Claydon, la distanta de 130 metri

Spring in Niseko Hanazono and the park comes into it's own after the long winter. This panorama was s...

Hanazono Half Pipe 2008

B: Top of the Hanazono #1 Quad Lift

de Glen Claydon, la distanta de 410 metri

Taken not long before Hanazono closed for the day this pano captures the late afternoon spring condit...

Top of the Hanazono #1 Quad Lift

C: Niseko Hirafu - Waterfall Course

de Glen Claydon, la distanta de 980 metri

Niseko Hirafu - Waterfall Course

D: Bottom of Hanazono Quad Lift # 3

de Glen Claydon, la 1.0 km distanta

Late afternoon in Hanazono Niseko ski resort on an epic bluebird day.  

Bottom of Hanazono Quad Lift # 3

E: Hanazono ABC Park - Feb 4th 2011

de Glen Claydon, la 1.2 km distanta

Hanazono Ski resort is looking pretty sweet this year with all sorts of parks and snow features to ke...

Hanazono ABC Park - Feb 4th 2011

F: Hanazono / Hirafu Family Course

de Glen Claydon, la 1.2 km distanta

This was towards the end of a great day when i shot panos all day ...about 25 over 15kms or so. This ...

Hanazono / Hirafu Family Course

G: Hokkaido Niseko Hanazono MTB Competition

de Glen Claydon, la 1.3 km distanta

Last weekend Hanazono held a cross country mountain biking evenent with entrants coming from all over...

Hokkaido Niseko Hanazono MTB Competition

H: Gentemstick and Niseko Hanazono Dream Bowl Session

de Glen Claydon, la 1.3 km distanta

Gentemstick is a local Snowboard company with its roots in the Niseko region of Hokkaido, Japan which...

Gentemstick and Niseko Hanazono Dream Bowl Session

I: Hanazono 308 Flower Garden

de Glen Claydon, la 1.4 km distanta

Summer is here in Niseko and the Hanazono activities center is about to open. Great to see new activi...

Hanazono 308 Flower Garden

J: Niseko Hanazono 308

de Glen Claydon, la 1.4 km distanta

A regular morning with people taking a rest in Hanazono 308. Well not quite...on this day a local Sno...

Niseko Hanazono 308

Aceasta panorama a fost facuta in Hokkaido, Japan

Aceasta este un ansamblu a 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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