fall foliage forecast for 2017
Fall color is at peak in the Taisetsu Mountain Range, Hokkaido. (September 24, 2017)
when and where to see fall foliage (Japanese version only):
Current foliage reports (Japanese version only):
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.
Saitama Children's Zoo, Saitama Prefecture
They enjoy utaseyu (stream of water cascading onto one's back).
Saitama Children's Zoo