If you know where to look around you will find plenty looking after us in Shinto Shrines or looking at us in Parks or during festivals and where else!
They even lurk in Buddhist temples!
Shall we look for them (pun intended!)?
I found an old one almost invisible in Kataoka Sumiyoshi Shiren in Sumiyoshi, Yoshida Cho!
I know one thing for sure: he is 100 years old or a litlle more!
I discovered these two hiding inside Oi Shrine in Shimada City!
The water is not magical and good enough to drink!
Maybe a little shy!
This one seems to go unnoticed in Okutsuhiko Shrine in Kuruma Cho, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!
I was a bit nonplussed to find this one in a Buddhist temple called Rei Ei Ji in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!
I made this discovery yesterday when I looked around in Shizunami, Mkainohara City in a Buddhist temple with an interminable name!
the name of the temple is Shinshuu Ootaniha Daishinkaizan Myoushouji !
It might be tempted to disappear before yu can say the name aloud!
Checking my archives I unearthed this wooden one ridden by a kappa/water goblin!
Practically the same on a scroll!
Both can be found in Hachan Kappa Museum in Yaizu City!
We will take our leave riding this minuscule one hidden in Ogushi Shrine in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!
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