Japan is in the rainy season now.
Sunny day is rare.
I was at Yoshino, Nara where one of the world heritage.
It is famous of cherry blossoms in spring season.
A lot of people visit here.
However, now, It is in green.
Visitors are few and can enjoy calm feeling and Lacecap hydrangea flowers.
Yoshino, Nara, Japan
According to Sealifebase, “Narwal shrimp, Plesionika narval (Fabricius, 1787) occurs at depths of 10 to 900 m, is found between 200 and 400 m “. This photo was taken at Owase, -20m. Several places in Japan, Wakayama, Izu, This shrimp is found at not-so-deep-water （-20 to -40m） where we can visit with Scuba. Narwal shrimp is called Okino-suji-ebi in Japanese. Oki-no meaning ”at open sea” or “at the ocean”. suji is the line. ebi is shrimp. It is the useful name that we can understand easily the shrimp where lives and what shape.
This is Spindle Cowrie, Phenacovolva sp. The narrow, tubular shells covered with the beautiful mantle. It is often seen on a blanch of Dendronephthya like a sea fan. So that the color of the mantle is the same as its host color, it is difficult to find out it. It seems that the blue color mass is its eggs.When the spindle cowrie is surprised, it pulls its mantle in the shell immediately. And a slippery shining appears smooth. It is unexpectedly sensitive. Hitotsu-ishi point, Owase, Mie, Japan
The Yatabe blenny
is a species of combtooth blenny. Two sticks protruding from the head are
marks. It is not difficult to see them at the rocky shore in Japan. However,
this Yatabe blenny lives at the sandy bottom area. So that his home is the hole
of a steel pipe. This pipe is a part of a scaffold that was sunken to make it a
fishing reef. This blenny is about 8-10cm. It seems an adult fish. Osezaki, Izu
peninsula, Japan. -12m.