0 Likes

Oishi Shrine in Ako, Hyogo Pref.
Japan

This panorama was taken in front of Oishi Shrine in Akou, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.

Oishi Shrine is dedicated to Kuranosuke Oishi and 46 of his men who died for their lord. On both sides of the approach are their stone figures.

In 1701, Oishi's lord Asano was humiliated by Kira in Edo Castle. Asano drew his katana sword in anger and hurt Kira.

Shogun ordered Asano to commit hara-kiri because murder attempt in Shogun's castle (Edo Castle) was a serious crime. However, Kira was not punished.

One of Asano's men Oishi and other 46 samurais decided to revenge for their lord.

In 1702, they charged at Kira's mansion and killed him.

Many people thought the revenge was a virtue according to Bushido spirit.

Naturally, 46 of 47 samurais were ordered by the goverment to commit hara-kiri because murder was a felony even in those days. The only surviver was a messenger who told the news that the revenge was successful to the people in their hometown.

Japanese people think 47 samurais are the symbol of loyalties.

View More »

Copyright: Kengo Shimizu
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10000x5000
Taken: 26/01/2012
上传: 28/01/2012
更新: 25/04/2014
观看次数:

...


Tags: japan; shrine
comments powered by Disqus

Kengo Shimizu
Circuit Style Japanese Garden at Kuranosuke Oishi's Mansion
Kengo Shimizu
Private Museum of Toys
Kengo Shimizu
Ruin of Lord's Mansion of Ako, Japan
Kengo Shimizu
Ruin of Ako Castle
Kengo Shimizu
Kagakuji Temple
Kengo Shimizu
Large Painting on the Ceiling of Kagakuji Temple
Kengo Shimizu
View from the Trail to Mt.Otakadai in Akou, Japan
Kengo Shimizu
View from a Trail on Mt.Ushiroyama in Akou, Japan
Kengo Shimizu
Old Sakoshi Parlor in Hyogo, Japan
Kengo Shimizu
View from Mt Chausu in Akou, Japan
Kengo Shimizu
Beach in Sakoshi, Hyogo, Japan
Kengo Shimizu
View from the Ruins of Amakoyama Castle
Martin Broomfield
Covered Market Hanoi, Spice Sellers
Sahneh
Iranian Parliament House (old Building) Mirror Hall
Pavel Bogdanov
Tree on the footpath Mashuk in Pyatigorsk
Sahneh
Franz Josef Land (Russian Arctic)
Pavel Bogdanov
Autumn Mashuk on the sunset, view from top
Yavuz Sevimli - panoramikistanbul.com
Dolmabahçe Mosque
FunkBox Imagineering
Mungamana Pizza Bar at AfricanSwiss Restaurant
Jann Lipka
Konserhuset Stage View
Billy Hepburn
Hoyle's Five-Sailed Windmill
Martin Broomfield
Poultry and Fish Sellers, Covered Street Market Hanoi
Jose Luis Perez
Between Love Beach and Divorce Beach
Uwe Bücher
Caloura Harbour, São Miguel
Kengo Shimizu
Cherry Blossoms at the Ruins of Takeda Castle
Kengo Shimizu
Kagetsu Udon Restaurant in Himeji
Kengo Shimizu
綾部山梅林から瀬戸内海を望む(兵庫県たつの市)
Kengo Shimizu
Remains of an Ancient Castle Kinojo
Kengo Shimizu
View from Mt.Kasagata
Kengo Shimizu
Ikuno Silver Mine in Japan
Kengo Shimizu
Jiro Sun Kobo (A Cake Shop in Himeji)
Kengo Shimizu
1000-Year-Old Japanese Wisteria
Kengo Shimizu
Rokko Shidare Observatory
Kengo Shimizu
Living Room of the Oldest Japanese Residence
Kengo Shimizu
Crew's Quarter of Antarctic Exploration Ship "Fuji"
Kengo Shimizu
View from the Ruins of Haga Castle
More About 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.