Kutchan Jaga Matsuri 2010
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Kutchan Jaga Matsuri 2010

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The main event ladies and gentleman !!!

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A: Kutchan Festival - Potato Dance 2010

de Glen Claydon, la distanta de 40 metri

Taken on the last day of the 'Kutchan Jaga Matsuri' /Kutchan Town Potato Festival in english.   Click...

Kutchan Festival - Potato Dance 2010

B: Pelican Burger - Kutchan

de Glen Claydon, la distanta de 290 metri

Pelican Burger ! Not sure why it is called Pelican Burger ....the burgers are the usual fare. Today w...

Pelican Burger - Kutchan

C: Pelican - Car Danchi 05

de Glen Claydon, la distanta de 290 metri

Just prior to the screening of the new Car Danchi 5 movie at the Sunday Monday Cinema in Kutchan. Win...

Pelican - Car Danchi 05

D: Daibutsu Temple Kutchan

de Glen Claydon, la distanta de 960 metri

Daibutsuji Temple in Kutchan is on the outskirts of town near the old ski jump. The ceiling of the te...

Daibutsu Temple Kutchan

E: Kutchan Shiba Zakura - Field of Flowers

de Glen Claydon, la 1.1 km distanta

Every year in late spring Mr Mishima's amazing garden comes into bloom. Located on the outskirts Kutc...

Kutchan Shiba Zakura - Field of Flowers

F: Kutchan Outskirts

de Glen Claydon, la 1.6 km distanta

Taken on a fanstastic spring dayn ot far out of Kutchan and quite close to the Hanazono ski field.  T...

Kutchan Outskirts

G: Jungle Ghetto Project

de Glen Claydon, la 3.7 km distanta

Living and buliding in the forrest.

Jungle Ghetto Project

H: Niseko Hanazono MTB Park Trail Luvin'

de Glen Claydon, la 3.9 km distanta

After a lot of effort over a long period of time by a lot of people living the the Niseko area persis...

Niseko Hanazono MTB Park Trail Luvin'

I: Niseko Hanazono 308

de Glen Claydon, la 4.1 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

J: Hanazono 308 Flower Garden

de Glen Claydon, la 4.1 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

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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