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Närliggande bilder i Japan

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A: Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

av iwamori naoto, 3.0 km bort

Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

B: Bridge of Antarctic Exploration Ship "Fuji"

av Kengo Shimizu, 3.1 km bort

I took this panorama on an antarctic exploration ship "Fuji" moored for static display at Nagoya port...

Bridge of Antarctic Exploration Ship "Fuji"

C: Crew's Quarter of Antarctic Exploration Ship "Fuji"

av Kengo Shimizu, 3.1 km bort

I took this panorama on an antarctic exploration ship "Fuji" moored for static display at Nagoya port...

Crew's Quarter of Antarctic Exploration Ship "Fuji"

D: Kohya bridge - JEWELRY BOX

av Sakura Kasadera, 5.0 km bort

The Kohya bridge (kohya-bashi) is a truss bridge built in 1930. This bridge was made in USA the 19th ...

Kohya bridge - JEWELRY BOX

E: Higashi Betsuin

av Blane Ebersold, 5.4 km bort

Higashi Betsuin is one of Nagoya's largest temples. It was built around 1690. It's located in Naka-ku...

Higashi Betsuin

G: nagaoya daxuguanyin

av gilyong-kang, 5.9 km bort

nagaoya daxuguanyin

H: Osukannon - A certain Sunday

av Sakura Kasadera, 5.9 km bort

Osu-kannon is a temple in Nagoya City Nakaku. The Osu town boast a long history and new culture. Vari...

Osukannon - A certain Sunday

I: Daxu Market

av gilyong-kang, 6.0 km bort

Daxu Market

J: Yaoya - Vegi Market at Oosu

av Blane Ebersold, 6.1 km bort

Small alley at Oosu on Nagoya's Naka-ku.  The vegetable market is a classic old-style market with nic...

Yaoya - Vegi Market at Oosu

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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