Tuesday, August 01, 2017

2nd Japan trip 2017 Part 3: Hakubutsufes and bugs

One feature of Japanese summer besides the heat is the abundance of bugs. I'm not just talking being able to hear cicadas and higurashis but also bug events! In the above picture, we're lining up to go to Hakubutsufes at the National Science something. It was very close to the Yasukuni Shrine and the Imperial Gardens.

Hakubutsu means natural history and this event is for animal, bug and science lovers.

Kabutomushi aka Japanese rhinoceros bettle.

These two unfortunately aren't for sale.

Got this polar bear for 2man after a lot of deliberation. I way overpayed for it but it looks pretty good hanging in my room. :)

This is from another Kuwabata festival at Tokyo Sky Tree which we had not intention of going up. The main reason for going will be in the next post. The shop owner was very kind and allowed us to get close to this gigantic kabutomushi.


Aarrrr said...

Since when are you into beetles?

Akiramike said...

@Aarrrr: Ask Will how I used to collect bugs back in the day.