Animals in Mimasaka

Animals always deserve a separate post! 😉 Last time I visited Japan, I saw lots of cats, but I guess this time wasn’t cat season. Here’s a collection of the animals I saw in Mimasaka: the usual crows, but this time wading through the rice fields; a dog, but with a diaper; a crab, not sure if it was dead or alive; a salamander, I saw many but once spotted they hide quickly; a bunch of dragonflies and Japanese broad-winged damselflies/demoiselles/jewelwings.

I searched the internet for a long time to find out what those ‘red-winged flying animals resembling dragonflies’ were, and I eventually found out with the help of a friend. In English, they appear to only have a Latin name, namely Mnais Costalis. In Japanese, however, they’re called ニホンカワトンボ (nihon kawa tonbo), which literally means ‘Japan river dragonfly/damselfly’. Finding its incredibly plain (or obvious) name was kind of a bummer, but I’m still glad to finally know what they are. (I’m the kind of person that hates not knowing something… 😊)

Animals in Mimasaka Animals in Mimasaka Animals in Mimasaka Animals in Mimasaka Animals in Mimasaka Animals in Mimasaka Animals in Mimasaka Animals in Mimasaka Animals in Mimasaka Animals in Mimasaka Animals in Mimasaka Animals in Mimasaka Animals in Mimasaka Animals in Mimasaka Animals in Mimasaka Animals in Mimasaka

Advertisements

9 thoughts on “Animals in Mimasaka

  1. Pingback: Be Calm, Be Strong, Be Grateful | iaccidentlyatethewholething

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s