SCENE in the pen. 019

“Black lined limpet”

The coasts before the sun sets. Oysters, small snails and barnacles stand out in the rocky area. When I crouched down, I found a gray-blue shell.  Black lined limpet is called “Matsuba-gai”. Matsuba means pine needles. It is said that the radial pattern resembles the spread of pine needles.  [JUNE 2021]

Cellana nigrolineata