HERE WE GO AGAIN – TO THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN

by Antonio Gil February. 03, 2020 559 views
After a very, very long voyage, we started the day with a puzzle to solve

After a very, very long voyage, we started the day with a puzzle to solve

Destination – Shinjuku district

Destination – Shinjuku district

The first contact with a city of 13.9 million people

The first contact with a city of 13.9 million people

People everywhere

People everywhere

♫♫ Shinsuke Nakamura - The Rising Sun ♫♫

The expression "Land of the Rising Sun" is actually a translation of the name the Japanese use to refer to their country, Nihon. It's written using the kanji characters 日 (ni) which means "day", and 本 (hon), meaning "origin".

Nihon, then, would be the country of origin of the sun. It's a term that could refer to the geographical location of the country on the edge of Asia, but the name could also have a religious meaning associated with the sun goddess Amaterasu, believed to be an ancestor of the imperial lineage.

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Ho Kim 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Shinjuku. Yes, it should be one of the most crowded place in the world. Actually the first meaning of 日 is sun but as we have sun during day, it should mean the same though. smile

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Antonio Gil Replied to Ho Kim 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your interesting input Ho.

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Eiram Marie 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Looking forward to your Japanese adventure ! :)

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Antonio Gil Replied to Eiram Marie 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Looking forward to have your company my friend

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Russell Smith 2 months ago

Puzzle is an understatement. That would confuse me for decades.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 2 months ago

I'm still confused smile

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Bethany Plonski 2 months ago

Glad you made it through that metro station. Yeesh, what a map! smile Looking forward to this new adventure.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Bethany Plonski 2 months ago

Glad to have you aboard dear friend

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Buster Bruce 2 months ago

#5 reminds of being in Shanghai so many people. These are great images Antonio

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Antonio Gil Replied to Buster Bruce 2 months ago

Just wait for the next post my friend. Thank you

2 months ago Edited

The metro map is really insane ! Very crowded though.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Aleksandra Górna Ozdemir 2 months ago

And not easy to solve after such a long trip smile Fortunately we had with us someone who knew Tokyo very well.

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Berckmans Peter 2 months ago

Okay we are onboard. One of my dream destinations, one day.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 months ago

Hope these next posts bring you some light about this country. Welcome aboard

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Francesc 2 months ago

I hope you enjoy it!!! Wonderful country ....Great images

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 2 months ago

A true different culture as you well know my friend. Thank you

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Benny Law 2 months ago

I have never been to Japan (except for a brief layover in Tokyo), but my daughter and brother have and they loved it. I am looking forward to what's coming in this series!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Benny Law 2 months ago

I can't say I've loved it, but it is without a doubt a very interesting experience. Thanks Benny

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Camellia Staab 2 months ago

YAY!! Here we go!!! Never knew where the name came from, interesting titbit.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 2 months ago

Hold up tight smile

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Björn Roose 2 months ago

I'd go nuts in a day in such a crowded place ...

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Antonio Gil Replied to Björn Roose 2 months ago

I so understand you. Just wait for the next post.

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Raquel Cunha 2 months ago

#1Apanhaste o 400? smile

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Antonio Gil Replied to Raquel Cunha 2 months ago

Como é que adivinhaste? grinning grinning

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