Events:

Christmas lights :

http://www.nihon-kankou.or.jp.e.wp.hp.transer.com/illumination/

https://sp.jorudan.co.jp/illumi/rank.html (Japanese version only)

http://www.rurubu.com/season/winter/illumination/ (Japanese version only)


snow and ice festivals (Japanese version only):

http://www.walkerplus.com/search/snowfestival/

http://www.rurubu.com/event/list.aspx?genre=10


fall foliage forecast for 2019 (Japanese version only):

https://qnew-news.net/tour-town/momizi-news.html

https://s.n-kishou.co.jp/w/sp/koyo/koyo_top.html



seasonal flowers:


Monday, December 23, 2013

capybaras taking yuzu-bath

In Japan, there is a traditional custom to take a yuzuyu (yuzu citron bath), eat pumpkins and adzuki-gayu (rice gruel with adzuki beans) to prevent catching cold on the winter solstice.

Some aquariums prepare yuzu-bath for capybaras. They spend a lot of time wallowing in hot water. Capybaras are popular because they have a relaxed air.



 Izu Cactus Park (Izu Shaboten Koen), Shizuoka Prefecture

カピバラ温泉
カピバラ温泉 by yto /flickr




Saitama Children's Zoo, Saitama Prefecture



They enjoy utaseyu (stream of water cascading onto one's back).

カピバラ
カピバラ by kkctys /flickr
Saitama Children's Zoo

カピバラ
カピバラ by kkctys /flickr

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