Guest Starring the World's Biggest Rodent
Toronto loves our capybaras. We have two that escaped and made local headlines for a month. We called them "Bonny and Clyde." Giant guinea pigs on stilts.
Just tagged a photo to you of a HERD of capybaras in my friend's neighborhood in Brasilia. I am right now debating whether to buy a ticket tonight to Brasilia or Tokyo! I have my CAS (Capybara Admiration Society) membership card ready to bring with me, in case I encounter a skeptical capybara-- though I suspect they are incapable of such an emotion.
I live near Tokyo and am a huge fan of capybaras too. Also your books. Are you in Tokyo to do research for one?
My teenaged son wants to go to Japan as an exchange student. You deliver convincing supporting arguments.
I agree completely. You've omitted shoju, no garbage cans but no garbage anywhere and the weird esteem for the English language - the train voice announces the subway stop in English despite the clear paucity of native english speakers.
I've only been once, but I loved it and want to return.
I say this not only w/the up most respect, but as a vegetarian, animal lover&wildlife rescuer: Since humans AREN'T ALL the best, most compassionate &respectful of animals &this planet in general...I PRAY NOBODY IN ANY COUNTRIES EATS THESE BELOVED, LOVING, creations of God. I know ppl in other countries eat animals that Americans would cringe over to put it nicely. I have always absolutely loved capybaras since I was a small child and went to our zoo in Pgh Pa. I had a guinea pig at the time l, and always thought that they looked like a giant hamster and a giant guinea pig had a baby! Very kissable and cuddly! Ty for sharing!