Events:

fall foliage forecast for 2017

Fall color is at peak in the Taisetsu Mountain Range, Hokkaido. (September 24, 2017)

https://tenki.jp/kouyou/expectation.html

when and where to see fall foliage (Japanese version only):

https://tenki.jp/kouyou/

https://weathernews.jp/s/koyo/

https://koyo.walkerplus.com/

https://sp.jorudan.co.jp/leaf/

http://www.rurubu.com/season/autumn/koyo/


Current foliage reports (Japanese version only):

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/weather/koyo/


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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