Friday, January 1, 2010

Radicalised Buddhism? You'll remember than in September I remarked that there seemed to be a surprisingly large number of the gigantic and potentially deadly Japanese hornets in Kamakura this year.

On Christmas morning we found out why, when we spotted this (probably about 3 foot high? scale) nest tucked under the eaves at Zuisenji (about 1 minute at full speed buzz from our house). I am amazed and somewhat horrified by the Zenwise fortitude that leads the monks to leaves it up there over the winter.

2 comments:

Sallua,  August 5, 2012 at 2:01 AM  

Hi I'm Sallua Carbanjo. I live with my husband Abraham, and my kids Tina, age 8, and Kyle, age 6, we live in Antofagasta, Chile. We have a giant japenese hornets nest inside our cabin. We live in a cabin by the way. Can't get rid of it, but we don't mind it. Although they are really agressive and stinging a lot, we aren't getting rid of it.

jules August 9, 2012 at 1:57 AM  

I doubt you have Japanese hornets - Chile seems to be outside their range. See the Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_giant_hornet The hornet sting is dangerous, especially to allergic people, and they kill about 40 people a year in Japan.

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