|Wood carving. Toushougu Shrine, Nikko|
|Kijibato, Nikko, Japan|
Everyone knows the famous (hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil) monkey carvings
but I (of course) was struck by the multitude of carvings of birds, from cranes
We stayed at the delightful Nikko Lakeside Hotel, right on the shores of Lake Chuzenji.
Here's a taste.
And what's this? A hakusekirei (white wagtail).
|Hakusekirei, Nikko, Japan|