Above photos were also made by "Monocolorme" application for iPhone/iPod. The application is very easy for use. You just need to choose your favorite color in photos. Then the application quickly changes other colors in the photos into white and black automatically.
Above photos were also taken last Sunday. It's a kind of damselfly named Monosashi tombo in Japanese. Monosashi means ruler, since it's body segments are separated by blue lines like a ruler. Tombo means dragonfly or damselfly.
It's raining today. The above photos were taken last Sunday. It's Japanese name is Shiokara tombo, and it's scientific name is Orthetrum albistylum. This dragonfly is very common in Japan. It distributes China, Korea, and east side of Russia besides Japan.
This historical building was a Tahei Mori's house. Tahei was famous for a song called Kuroda-bushi (Only old Fukuoka citizen know this song). The song is like "Drink sake, drink sake, drink sake until obtaining the best lance in Japan. This is the real Kuroda Samurai". This strange song was made based on a real story. The story is...When Tahei Mori visited Masanori Fukushima's house, Masanori forced Tahei to drink a lot of Sake. Masanori said to Tahei "If you can drink that amount of sake, I will give you anything you want." So Tahei drunk up the sake and asked Masanori to give him the best lance in Japan. Masanori turned pale, but Tahei said "You, Samurai, promised. Samurai should not lie.". Then Tahei got the best lance in Japan.
Flowers of Japanese iris are now beautifully bloomed at 6th moat of ruin of the Fukuoka castle. This moat locates next to the Japanese iris garden that I introduced last week. Maybe, although flowers of Japanese iris in this moat are not so eye-catching compared with these in the iris garden, you can enjoy reflection of flowers of Japanese iris on water here, not in the iris garden.
Japanese name of this dragonfly is Koshi-Aki dragonfly. Koshi means waist, and Aki means empty, because the white spot of the dragonfly looks like it doesn't have waist. But actually, its white spot is the most eye-catching part. It doesn't look like empty. Scientific name of this dragonfly is Pseudothemis zonata.
Last night, I went to the Abura mountain with my friend. The Abura mountain locates south of Ohori koen. It took about 20 min to go there from Ohori koen by car. The scenery from top of the mountain was so beautiful. Buuuut, there were many wild boars there. I saw a huge boar standing next to a vending machine. I was surprised by the fact that there are many wild boars in such a mountain which is very close to Fukuoka city. I took a very blurred picture of the boar.