Saturday, May 18, 2013

oosansho-uo

IMG_3802 Oosansho-uo ((oh-oh-san-show-ooh-oh) literally giant pepper fish) is what the Japanese call salamanders.

Did you know they are tennenkinenbutsu (natural monuments) and are protected?! I didn't even know we had salamanders around here.

During Golden Week, we walked up to Minoo Falls and saw a very large one (hope you can see it in the photo).

Apparently they live in the rivers there.

We also saw some monkeys.

Do you have giant salamanders where you live?

2 comments:

Rowena... said...

We have black ones with orange spots that end up as road kill a lot of times. They are so slow!

K and S said...

the colors sound amazing, Rowena!

Take care.
Kat