Tagged: Animals

Summer in Japan…

  Summer in Japan is insect season… Especially two of them (well, there are dragonflies and crickets, but it’s harder to get good pictures of them): First, my summer nemesis:     If I hate Japanese cicada so much, it’s not because they’re one of...

Japanese Giant Salamander in Kyoto

  It’s been all around the web for the past two or three days: a Japanese giant salamander was found on the banks of a Kyoto river. If you’ve missed those pictures, here they are. The  Japanese giant salamander (andrias japonicus in Latin, ōsanshōuo in Japanese) lives in Western Japan...

Gashapon WTF

  I know, this blog doesn’t talk enough about Japan’s weird and bizarre things. My friends who don’t live in Japan complain enough about it, and I’m sure my traffic would be more important if I did so on a regular basis (seeing the kind of...