As New England winter drags on, my senses are being painfully and slowly dulled by this brutal season… I have to turn to iPhoto and sift through pictures of my trip to Japan last spring
from April 5th, 2013:
My in-laws and I went to probably the loveliest place I've ever been to, Gero Onsen, in Hida Prefecture. It's about an hour N x NW of Nagoya by train.
"gero gero" also happens to be the mimetic for a frog's call, so of course there are lots and lots of frog-themed stuff.
Above & below are pictures of the Frog Shrine…
I tossed in my change, rang the bell and clapped twice.
see the frog topiary on the left by the door?
matcha … not frog flavored
Had to take a snap of this cute baby butt
Nobody told this cat it's all about frogs here