My photographic notes about the four seasons in Kamakura or the gardens of Zen
August 31, 2009
A praying-mantis in Tokei-ji temple
I found this beautiful praying-mantis ("Kama-kiri" in Japanese) in the vicinity of the grave of Dr. D.T.Suzuki. The Japanese name of this insect means a "scythe cutter" and comes from its scythe-shaped forefeet which are used to catch a prey nimbly.