THE COCONUT CRAB
Birgus latro also known as the coconut crab is the largest terrestrial arthropod in the world. They can grow up to a leg span of 3 ft. It sometimes takes 120 years to reach it’s full size. It’s also known as the robber crab due to its propensity for stealing silverware and pots and pans.
They are endemic to islands in the Pacific & Indian ocean. The coconut crab eats anything it can get its claws on. It’ll go after fruit, vegetation, and carrion: dead birds and other coconut crabs. It really loves coconuts & will use it’s massive pinchers to crack one open.
While you might perceive them as a threat because of it’s size, humans are a larger threat to this species. Human encroachment has thrown their food chains into chaos and they are disappearing rapidly. (Source) (Japanese Spider Crab)
River otters at the Zoological & Botanical Garden in Ichikawa, Japan
omg the last one he pops up ahjfskghfagskjfkhdjs ahahaha
木霊 kodama - もののけ姫 Mononoke-hime 1997
Princess Mononoke and The Cat Returns UK blu-rays released 19th May 2014.
Kirin Lemon キリンレモン "シトロン サイダー タンサン (citron, cider, carbonic acid" advertising - 1936
Adieu, Lauren… さらば、ローレン…
Dark passage (Senkou-sha 潜行者) - Director : Delmer Daves - 1947 - Japanese posterThe big sleep (Mittsukazoero 三つ数えろ) - Director : Howard Hawks - 1946 - Japanese posters
"Nestled in the hidden valleys of Shikoku, Japan, is the village of Nagoro. Its remote location has led its residents to leave for big cities in search for work. With not even a local store, there’s little reason for immigration, so as residents die there is no one left to fill their void. Nagoro is slowly shrinking.
Eleven years ago, Ayano Tsukimi returned to her home in Nagoro. Confronted with constant departures, she has populated the village with dolls, each representing a former villager. Around 350 of the giant dolls now reside in and around Nagoro, replacing those that died or abandoned the village years ago.”
Does anyone else think this is a horror movie waiting to happen?
Anyway you can watch the documentary behind this here
Shimura Tatsumi 志村立美 (1907-1980)
Bangasa to onna 番傘と女 (Woman and Bangasa) - 1960