L O L BUT ALSO NOW I’M GONNA GET A CHEST TATTOO THAT SAYS “COOL, BOURBON”
This enchanting forest in the Chūgoku region of Japan, is the home to gold fireflies that charm the area regularly. Magical.
“The long-exposure photos near the river were taken near Okayama City in the Hokubo area, and capture a certain type of firefly called the Genji Botaru. The photos in the woods were taken near Niimi City and the famous Tennoohachiman shrine and capture the Hime Botaru.” (x) by Tsuneaki Hiramatsu
“Ōkunoshima (大久野島) (…) is often called Usagi Shima, or Rabbit Island, because of the numerous wild rabbits that roam the island; they are rather tame and will approach humans.”
What is it with Japan and letting their towns get overrun with cute animals?
Because Japan is awesome.
Lenticular Clouds, Mount Fuji, Japan
The geiko (geisha) Naokazu dressed as the 13th century writer Madame Fujiwara-Tameie (Abutsu Ni) in the Jidai Matsuri, one of the three big festivals of Kyoto.
Over 2,000 people, including many geiko (geisha) and maiko (apprentice geisha), wore costumes representing various eras of Kyoto’s 1,200-year history as they paraded through the city.
While looting often becomes an issue post-disaster, it’s been the exact opposite in Japan.
Since the March earthquake and tsunami that leveled much of Japan, thousands of wallets containing a total of $48 million in cash have washed ashore — and been turned in, ABC reports. In addition, 5,700 safes containing $30 million in cash also have turned up.
Ryuji Ito, professor emeritus at Japan’s Yokohama City University, tells the Daily Mail that these acts of integrity are simply reflective of the culture:
“…The fact that a hefty 2.3 billion yen in cash has been returned to its owners shows the high level of ethical awareness in the Japanese people.” [read more; March 13 photo: Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images]
“Non-believers [are] the majority (63%), followed by Buddhists (26%), Shintoists (2%) and Christians (1%)” ~ Religion in Japan. Very interesting and not surprising that this point is not brought up more in the news.
Japanese children’s beer commercial