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伊勢神宮の風日祈宮橋(かざひのみのみやばし)です。
この橋の奥にある風日祈宮は風の神様をまつる別宮で、かつて日本に襲来した元寇(鎌倉時代)に神風を吹かせた神とされています。
撮影は早朝、朝の光が差し込み始めた頃行いました。川が運んでくる新鮮な風を感じながら、風の神様の姿を想像しつつシャッターを切りました。

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Imagini apropiate de Japan

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A:

de iwamori naoto, la mai putin de 10 metri

B: Kazahinomi

de Yasuhiro Muranaka, la mai putin de 10 metri

Kazahinomi

C: Footbridge at Ise Grand Shrine, Japan

de Blane Ebersold, la distanta de 10 metri

Ise Shrine is one of Japan's most famous shrines. It's located in the Ise Peninsula in Mie Prefecture...

Footbridge at Ise Grand Shrine, Japan

D: Isuzugawa

de Yasuhiro Muranaka, la distanta de 180 metri

Isuzugawa

E:

de iwamori naoto, la distanta de 190 metri

F: Isejingu1

de Yasuhiro Muranaka, la distanta de 260 metri

Isejingu1

G: Isejingu2

de Yasuhiro Muranaka, la distanta de 260 metri

Isejingu2

H: Isejingu3

de Yasuhiro Muranaka, la distanta de 260 metri

Isejingu3

I:

de iwamori naoto, la distanta de 270 metri

J: Ise Shrine Steps

de Blane Ebersold, la distanta de 280 metri

Ise Shrine is one of Japan's most famous shrines. It's located in the Ise Peninsula in Mie Prefecture...

Ise Shrine Steps

Aceasta panorama a fost facuta in 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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