First of all, I am SO sorry that I couldn't leave comment at all to my dear friends. As I wrote before, I was so tied up with personal things and also was feeling a bit tired. I'll start after finishing to write this post from this afternoon. I promise my friends☆☆☆ Would you let me write the post for "green day? I'd appreciate it if you understand me.
Yesterday, my friend took me to the Okazaki Hachimangu "岡﨑八幡宮", which is a shrine in my city. The particular shrine has a big Camphor Tree which is more then 700 years old. And when my husband bought our car, we went there to have the ritual to pray for not to have any accident with the new one. Luckily, our precaution is working very well and no accident up until now (*^_^*) The town was annexed to my city many years ago and it used to be called "Camphor Tree-town, 楠町(kusunoki-chou)". Obviously, the tree symbolize the town and I hope this tree will keep protect us with its special way.
I took the picture of the shell (called Phaedusa sieboldtii) living in the Camphor tree, amazing, isn't it☆☆☆ The priest showed us the real one. It is named after the German Doctor who first found it. Any Japanese know Dr. Sieboldtii. The sea used to be really close to the tree and this type of shell can live without food almost a year. For that reason it became sort of a guardian and people used to take it for the sake of the safety of the trip and bring it back there after coming back. Now, we have a charm made from the shell.
And for the extra of this post; this is the 5th biggest Camphor Tree in Japan located in Kawako in Saga-pref. I been there with the same friend and others 5 years ago.
Thank you very much for stopping by, friends!!! It's about 10:30 in the morning in Japan. Need to go for an errand: See you in the afternoon♡♡♡ I hope my poor English explanation can make you understand a little;