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A Local Place for Local People

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 11 January 2009 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

Arashiyama's a great place an' all, but the local inhabitants were a bit strange I found. Every time I turned around, I found this bunch following me, making a half-hearted attempt to hide somewhere and look nonchalant. It was a bit off-putting after a while.

I apologise in advance if I'm tardy with commenting on your blogs or returning comments during the week... I will get to you though!

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Lol! Such odd and interesting looking characters. Fun shot.

11 Jan 2009 5:36am

@Laurie: Cheers Laurie!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

At least they are being discrete with the bushes. I think guys are usually a bit risque. Nice shot.

11 Jan 2009 6:59am

@Steve Rice: Cheers Steve!

kerfendal from Paris, France

really strange but interesting

11 Jan 2009 7:36am

@kerfendal: Thanks kerfendal!

Moreno from Novara, Italy


11 Jan 2009 9:51am

@Moreno: Thanks Moreno!

standley from Carquefou, France

Look at these strange characters.Great capture Daryl!

11 Jan 2009 10:02am

@standley: Thanks Richard!

kiji from valenciennes, France

I love tanukis! They are too funny :) Nice shot!

11 Jan 2009 2:15pm

@kiji: Cheers kiji!

marc from Halluin, France

Yes they are a little bit strange, but they don't seem dangerous!

11 Jan 2009 3:20pm

@marc: I'm not sure marc...!

Zorilla from H, T & E, United Kingdom

"A bit offputting"? Isn't that like being a bit pregnant?

I may not know exactly how I'd feel if I encountered bear golems (for that is what they appear to be) but I think my reactions would be a bit more decisive than "oh, they're a bit offputting".

11 Jan 2009 3:36pm

@Zorilla: Thanks Zorilla!

Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada

Ha! I think they wanted you to share all the sake you were carrying.

11 Jan 2009 8:00pm

@Damon Schreiber: Aha! So that's the answer...

Cheryl from Texas, United States

LOL!! funny! nice shot.

12 Jan 2009 12:29am

@Cheryl: Cheers Cheryl!

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

That's a great looking family. This kind of imagery is what informs and distinguishes Japanese anime.

12 Jan 2009 3:08pm

@Twelvebit: Thanks Twelvebit; these tanuki are a famous part of Japanese folklore.

Rachel from Charleville-Mézières, France

Ces personnages sont tout aussi sympathiques que surprenants.

18 Jan 2009 1:20pm

@Rachel: Merci Rachel!