0 Likes

Yokoshiba-Hikarimachi - Kannon-in / 横芝光町 観音院
Japan

Day trip to Yokoshiba, August 2012. Yokoshiba Hikarimachi Kannon-in in Chiba Prefecture.

Let's face it, Yokoshiba Hikarimachi (Kido to be more precise) is out in the woop woop and is hardly a major tourist magnet, although it is pretty close to the beach! This old little temple is one of only a handful of remaining places I have known since early childhood that have thankfully managed to not change drastically. There is something comforting about coming back to a place where time has seemingly moved much more slowly and things have remained (mostly) as you remember them.

千葉県 山武郡 横芝光町 木戸 360度パノラマ

Copyright: Unkle Kennykoala
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10000x5000
Загружена: 15/02/2014
Обновлено: 08/07/2014
Просмотров:

...


Tags: japan; chiba; 2012; temple
comments powered by Disqus

Unkle Kennykoala
Yokoshiba-Hikarimachi - Kannon-in (rear) / 横芝光町 観音院 2
Unkle Kennykoala
JR Yokoshiba Station / JR横芝駅
Unkle Kennykoala
Yokoshiba Station Platform / JR横芝駅 ホーム
heiwa4126
Katakai fishing port
heiwa4126
Katakai New Breakwater
Masao Nagata
そら豆1
Masao Nagata
そら豆2
Masao Nagata
そら豆3
Masao Nagata
そら豆4
Masao Nagata
Harvest of rice plant3
Masao Nagata
Harvest of rice plant
Yohei Katoh
Liquorz shinsai 175
Castle Boymont Eppan South Tyrol
Paul Miller
Bellver Castle Courtyard
Matt Nolan
Drilling ice cores in the midnight sun (15 May 08 03:13)
Lake Pragser Wildsee South Tyrol
Freddy Stapersma
steam enigne medemblik
Vladimir Salman
River port Naberezhnye Chelny 01
Matt Nolan
Early morning fog on McCall Glacier (11 June 08 06:41)
Matt Nolan
The last of the drilling is complete (31 May 08 16:56)
Alessandro Ugazio
Piazza Solferino, Fontana Angelica
Mountain Roen South Tyrol
Matt Nolan
Extracting ice cores from McCall Glacier (03 May 08 19:01)
Bill Bailey
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Unkle Kennykoala
Narita Airport - Terminal 2 observation deck / 成田空港第2ターミナル展望デッキ
Unkle Kennykoala
Canberra - Australian-American Memorial
Unkle Kennykoala
Setagaya - Roka Koushun-en / 東京都世田谷区蘆花恒春園 (芦花公園)
Unkle Kennykoala
Googong Foreshores (south) - Gelignite Crossing
Unkle Kennykoala
Fuchu - Kyoudo-no-Mori Momiji-no-Taki / 府中・郷土の森 モミジの滝
Unkle Kennykoala
Namadgi National Park - Bushfolds Flat
Unkle Kennykoala
Takaosan Cedar Trees / 高尾山1号路の杉
Unkle Kennykoala
Hino - Sakura at Takahata Fudo / 日野市 高幡不動尊 五重塔 & 桜
Unkle Kennykoala
Canberra - Narrabundah College 1
Unkle Kennykoala
Canberra - Mt Taylor Sunset
Unkle Kennykoala
Setagaya - Kinuta Park Bike Path / 世田谷区 砧公園 サイクリングコース
Unkle Kennykoala
Canberra - Garema Place 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.