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A: mt.mizugaki

摄影师H.Sakoda, 距离此全景4.6

 Mt.Mizugaki(2230m) is one of the Japanese famous 100 mountains called Hyakumeizan, and is distinctiv...


B: Mt.Meshimori

摄影师H.Sakoda, 距离此全景6.5


C: boulder in the forest

摄影师kiyoharu takamura, 距离此全景8.8

boulder in the forest

D: nobeyama station

摄影师kiyoharu takamura, 距离此全景8.8

nobeyama station

E: o-ne iwa 2nd peak

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o-ne iwa 2nd peak

F: nishimatasawa

摄影师kiyoharu takamura, 距离此全景8.8


G: o-ne iwa 1st peak

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o-ne iwa 1st peak

H: camp at night

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camp at night

I: Yamanashi - Kiyosato Station C56 Steam Locomotive / 山梨・清里駅前 国鉄C56形蒸気機関車

摄影师Unkle Kennykoala, 距离此全景9.7

Short trip to Kiyosato, Yamanashi Pref, Aug 2013. A restored C56-149 steam locomotive is on display j...

Yamanashi - Kiyosato Station C56 Steam Locomotive / 山梨・清里駅前 国鉄C56形蒸気機関車

J: 'annabelle' hydrangea

摄影师kiyoharu takamura, 距离此全景10.5

'annabelle' hydrangea



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.