The Glico Man
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全景摄影师 heiwa4126 EXPERT MAESTRO 日期和时间 09:49, 01/10/2011 - Views loading...


The Glico Man

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As an icon of Osaka city, very famous giant sign at Dotonbori canal, Osaka. The "Grlico man" is a charactor for Ezaki Glico, a Japanese candy maker.

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A: Namba, Osaka

摄影师Thomas Humeau, 距离此处20远

In front of the famous "Glico" board covering an entire building in the Namba area of Osaka, near the...

Namba, Osaka

B: Doutonbori

摄影师Isao Uchishiba, 距离此处40远



C: Kani Doraku crab restaurant

摄影师heiwa4126, 距离此处50远

At Dotonbori, Osaka. Kani Doraku(Crab Club) is famous crab dishes restaurant in Japan. Also, they are...

Kani Doraku crab restaurant

D: Shinsaibashi Bridge

摄影师Kim Sang Wook, 距离此处60远

Shinsaibashi Bridge

E: Shinsaibashi Bridge Night View

摄影师Kim Sang Wook, 距离此处60远

Shinsaibashi Bridge Night View

F: Ebisubashi

摄影师Kim Sang Wook, 距离此处70远


G: Don Quijote at the Dotonbori canal

摄影师heiwa4126, 距离此处160远

Japanese discount chain store "Don Quijote" at the Dotonbori canal with ferris wheel. In the font of ...

Don Quijote at the Dotonbori canal

H: in front of UNIQLO, Shinsaibashi street

摄影师Min Heo, 距离此处230远

in front of UNIQLO, Shinsaibashi street

I: Matsumotokiyoshi, Shinsaibashi street

摄影师Min Heo, 距离此处280远

Matsumotokiyoshi, Shinsaibashi street

J: Shinsaibashi, Osaka

摄影师Mervin Manangan, 距离此处330远

A normal winter Sunday scene if you walk from Namba station to Shinsaibashi station. Here you can see...

Shinsaibashi, Osaka



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.