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.

2 comments:

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Greeting and GBU

Kunihiko said...

Thank you for your kind comment.
Eventually scorching summer has left and grateful autumn is arriving in Kita-kamakura together with the beautiful colors of nature.