Thursday, October 4, 2012

More Manhole birds


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A unique bird is featured on the manhole for Nankoku in Kochi, the Onaga Dori, or Long tailed Cock has the longest feathers in the world that have been known to reach 10 meters in length. The birds have been bred here since the early Edo Period. The local daimyo used to use the feathers to decorate spears carried in his processions to Edo.

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Haruno, also in Kochi features what I believe is a Japanese Wagtail, but I may be mistaken...

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Ozu, in Ehime Prefecture, like Miyoshi in Hiroshima, still practise the ancientbart of fishing with cormorants...

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In Kurayoshi, Tottori, a type of duck is featured.... I have been unable to find out why

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Finally, Yuu in Yamaguchi features a kingfisher, kawasemi. There are numerous species of Kingfisher, but I presume this is the Common Kingfisher.

2 comments:

  1. They are all just beautiful :-)

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  2. Thank you very much for sharing these wonderful images and text

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