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Leaping Lizards! (and Springing Snakes)

I decided to take the kids for a walk and a little exploration.  I chose the area near Seibu Dome for its easy access and the Sayama Fudoson and Yamaguchi Senshu Kannon temple complexes – located in the foothills near … Continue reading

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Union of the Snake

  Japan is home to several types of venomous snakes.  Most of these – sea snakes (umihebi) and coral snakes, both of which belong to the same family as cobras – are restricted to the sub-tropical Ryukyu island system and … Continue reading

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