＊Kanmon Strait Bridge (bridge between Kyushu and Honshu)＊
Although it was a bit cloudy day when we visited, made me think about the history of my prefecture. (pictures are not from recent ones but haven't posted)
Dannoura (壇ノ浦) at Kanmon Straits (関門海峡）is the place where Two Battles of old and newer ones occurred. It's located between my prefecture and Fukuoka-pref.
＊The Shimonoseki Campaign (下関戦争)
Shimonoseki Campain ←link This war happened from 1863 to 1864, to control the Straits by joint naval forces from 4 countries. "Sonno-joi movement. 尊皇攘夷" the principle of advocating reverence for the Emperor and the expulsion of foreigners was deeply related with this war.
＊ Genpei War (源平合戦)＊
Genpei War ←link This was a conflict between the Taira-clan（平）and Minamoto-clan（源）, which happened during the late Heian period (1180-1185). Also know as Battle of Dannoura （壇ノ浦の戦い）. At school , we learn a proverb (my direct transration) "Arrogance like Taira-clan's won't last long. 驕る平氏は久しからず". The equivalent for "Pride goes before a fall." in English.
＊For Flower and Critter Links＊
Pictures of the flowers were taken at my friend's garden and inside the front door.
For Critters link; Eileen and edenhills. I found the butterfly 'Pseudothemis zonata' at the little pond near my house. My husband's lady band member sent me the stag beetle's picture 'Lucanus maculifemoratus' It's a season to see them♪
Wishing you will have a wonderful rest of the week.