Over the altitude of 3400m, air is thinner than at the foot of the mountain.My heart beat was felt ra...
Mannenyukisansou is a hut at the altitude of 3460m in the Mt.Fuji.It takes usually about 1 hour to th...
Yamaguchi sansou is a hut at an altitude of 3010m at Mt.Fuji. It takes about 2 hours from starting po...
Goraikousou is a hut in the Mt.Fuji hight 2560m. It takes usually Fujinomiya entry of route about 90m...
In front of Okumiya. The gate is called "Torii" that it is sat as borer of the shrine.This shirine is...
Okumiya is a major department of Fujisan Hongu Sengentaisha . This shrine is dedicated to a goddess "...
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.