100 Joe Kanon (1000 feet Guanyin)
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100 Joe Kanon (1000 feet Guanyin)

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At Mt. Nokogiri.  "Joe" is a unit of length in Japanese. A "Joe" is 3 meters.  So this relief of Kannon is 1000 feet high. (They said.)

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A: Jigoku Nozoki (Peeping the Hell)

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Jigoku-Nozoki is a observatory on the bluff of Mt. Nokogiri.

Jigoku Nozoki (Peeping the Hell)

B: Tokai 1500 Rakan (1,500 Rakan Buddha Images)

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Located on Mt. Nokogiri in Nihonji Temple, visitors can appreciate the 1553 stone Rakan Buddha images...

Tokai 1500 Rakan (1,500 Rakan Buddha Images)

C: 鋸山日本寺の大仏

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D: Great Buddha on Mt. Nokogiri

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At Mt. Nokogiri.  There's a beehive on the Buddha's head. 

Great Buddha on Mt. Nokogiri

E: Mt. Nokogiri observation deck

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At Mt. Nokogiri.

Mt. Nokogiri observation deck

F: Kanaya port

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At the parking of Kanaya ferry terminal.

Kanaya port

G: Port of Kanaya

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On the deck of Kanaya-maru at anchor in the Kanaya port.

Port of Kanaya

H: Kanaya port

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Kanaya-maru at anchor in the Kanaya port.

Kanaya port

I: Hota station

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Hota station

J: The front of Hota station

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The front of Hota station



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.