ambling across the yard
Darn! the weeds won’t wilt
photo by M. LaFreniere
Catching up to the Daily Post. Just finished my last word of the day and it’s already yesterday’s word! So here is another one.
The Daily Post
Japan Photograph: Ambling reminded me of the monkeys in Beppu. I took this photograph at what I think of as monkey mountain near Beppu, aka Mount Takasaki.
The wild macaques live in two tribes and hang around for the daily feedings. There is no enclosure so they are free to leave which the occasional monkey does. Usually they come back because the living is easy.
The monkeys are wild, not tame so you cannot pet them. They are also very quick. One kid was walking along, his coke can held casually to his side. A macaque ran by him, grabbed the can. Soon other monkeys were chasing the first one trying to grab the cola from him. Looked a bit like a stretched out linedance.
From Amazon Books: some travel guides that might be helpful. I thought it was interesting that you can buy Lonely Planet chapters (Kyushu&Okinawa) on kindle instead of the whole book. The other one is from Tuttle Publishing which I thought looked intriguing. When I was living in Japan, I often bought books by Tuttle — a publisher in Japan, they produced books written by folks living in Japan, including Europeans and Americans.
Lonely Planet Japan
Cool Japan Guide: Fun in the Land of Manga, Lucky Cats and Ramen
Kyushu & Okinawa chapter, Lonely Planet
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