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“Dead fern submerged in water”

Winter on the wetland. Some plants remained dead. The landscape is silent. Ferns that are heavily invaded. One leaf, withered and submerged in water, caught my eye.  [FEBRUARY 2022]


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“Persian speedwell”

A reservoir where cormorants have established colonies. At the end of the woods beside it, there is a rice field. When I visited on a sunny day, I found Persian speedwell in full bloom. They were glistening blue.  [FEBRUARY 2022]




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“White giraffe head”

Giraffe heads are found in bloom even in winter. I parked the car, got out and saw some white giraffe heads at my feet. After a light snow, there were water drops on the flowers.  [JANUARY 2022]




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“Two red berries”

In the woods. A small tree with red berries was growing at the base of a cedar tree. The yabukozhi is a tree of good luck. They lit up the winter woods with bright colours.  [FEBRUARY 2022]




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“Frog’s egg”

February. The day after it rained, there were eggs of red frogs in the rice field. The season of life begins with the appearance of the red frog egg.  [FEBRUARY 2022]




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“Cricket moves quickly”

There was a cricket on fallen leaves. When it noticed me, it quickly ducked under the leaves. Then it hid and didn’t move.  [SEPTEMBER 2021]

Loxoblemmus campestris




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“Goji berry”

I was walking along the beach in autumn. The colors of the early summer beach plants were no more. There were Goji berries on a thin branch at my feet. It was shining brightly on the cold beach.  [October 2021]

Lycium chinense




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“Red berries rustling in the wind”

The edge of the woods. There was a thin tree with green leaves. Red berries that grow from the same base as the leaves. Its leaves and berries are distinctive and pretty.  [November 2021]

Ilex pedunculosa



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“Berries of the Hiyodori-jogo”

In the middle of autumn, berries of various colors are noticeable. I saw bright red berry on a vine. That’s “Hiyodori-jogo.” Hiyodori means the Brown-eared Bulbul. That berries can be seen even in the winter, and look brilliant in the dead fields.   [November 2021]

Solanum lyratum




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“Stag beetles gathering in tree sap”

In the woods after the rain. The surface of the oak tree was covered with sap in places. A few stag beetles were visiting. Same species, but with different  shapes. They walked around on the trunk. Nearby, a beetle nuzzled its face into the sap and didn’t move an inch.  [AUGUST 2021]

Prosopocoilus inclinatus