Japan in Photos – Grabbing a Cold One

By Staff Writer
February 04, 2022
According to Japan’s traditional calendar, the middle of February is known as Uo Kōri wo Izuru or “Fish emerge from the ice”. That’s good news for this shima fukuro (also called a Blakiston’s fish owl) that has just caught itself a tasty, if chilly, meal from a hole in a frozen river.

The National Diet Library has more in-depth information about the traditional Japanese calendar, its origins, and the relationship to the modern-day calendar. To learn more, please visit their site: https://www.ndl.go.jp/koyomi/e/
An owl dives into a frozen river to catch a fish
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