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Panoramabild av Hiroharu Shizuya EXPERT Tagen 13:16, 06/02/2009 - Views loading...

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It is the upstream in the river that flows in the Hida Takayama. Water is very clear.

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Närliggande bilder i Japan

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A: Extreme Ironing underwater

av Hiroharu Shizuya, 280 meter bort

It is a unique game of ironing by harsh conditions. A lot of ayus are swimming in the river in the Hi...

Extreme Ironing underwater

B: dog

av Hiroharu Shizuya, 6.7 km bort

It is a dog of a parents' home. I had you appear 3 times.

dog

C: Matsukura mountain

av Hiroharu Shizuya, 7.1 km bort

It is a Matsukura mountain of time when the autumn tint is beautiful.  Takayama town and Northern Jap...

Matsukura mountain

D: Japan, Takayama, Skansen Village

av Thomas Blanket, 7.7 km bort

Japan, Takayama, Skansen Village

E: Japan, Takayama, Skansen Village

av Thomas Blanket, 7.7 km bort

Japan, Takayama, Skansen Village

F: HidanoSato of winter

av Hiroharu Shizuya, 7.8 km bort

It is Hida-no-sato in the village of the joining its hands in prayer making. The snow of Mr. who dust...

HidanoSato of winter

G: Japan, Takayama, Skansen Village

av Thomas Blanket, 7.8 km bort

Japan, Takayama, Skansen Village

H: Hida Takayama Nakabashi

av Hiroharu Shizuya, 9.7 km bort

It is a high mountain city that is called like Kyoto in Hida. The tourist from foreign countries is b...

Hida Takayama Nakabashi

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av iwamori naoto, 9.7 km bort

J: Hida-Takayama old houses - Sanmachi Suji

av Thomas Humeau, 9.7 km bort

Hida-Takayama has preserved the feeling of a castle town, apparent by its history-filled streets. Wit...

Hida-Takayama old houses - Sanmachi Suji

Det här panoramat togs i Japan

Detta är en översikt av 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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