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"In the beginning, there was sex.
This is true of Japan, though not of Judaeo-Christian and Islamic cultures, whose one God, the Creator of all that exists, is asexual.
Japan's myriad gods did not create heaven and earth. Rather, it was the sexual congress of heaven and earth that produced the first gods, among them Izanagi and Izanami, 'the male who invites' and 'the female who invites.' The eighth-century "Nihon Shoki (Chronicles of Japan)" tells us what happened next:
"Izanagi and Izanami stood on the floating bridge of Heaven, and held counsel together, saying: 'Is there not a country beneath?' Thereupon they thrust down the jewel-spear of Heaven, and, groping about, therewith found the ocean. The brine which dripped from the point of the spear coagulated and became an island which received the name Ono-goro-jima."
The creation of Japan had begun..."
Volledig artikel: Japan love affairs with sex (JT - 29/4/2007)
Zie ook de foto's van Sushicam over het vruchtbaarheidsfestival in Kawasaki:
Kawasaki Fertility Festival (Sushicam - 27/4/2007)
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