Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Scare Crows

On our driving guided tour around the best of Kyoto, we spotted these scare crows. Some farmer was going to great lengths, and creative lengths, to keep the birds from his crops. All the scare crows were different!
Looking closely at the second photo you will notice a "Hello Kitty" scare crow. "Hello Kitty" is huge in Japan and can be found everywhere, from key-rings, to t-shirts and now even scare crows! A clever marketing industry worth millions. 

What may be more note worthy are the hedges on the side of the road. Looking closely they look like camellias that have been pruned into shape. i dare say they would look beautiful come spring.

Both pics were taken through car windows

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