One day while taking a walk in Northern Kyoyo,
I entered a beautiful wooded area with a small stream that led to the Takano River.
Normally a quiet retreat, this day it was different. A movie was being filmed
with traditionally attired Samurai splashing through the shallow stream,
shouting and waving swords. I'm not sure who they were chasing, but it was a
colorful and authentic looking scene with a single exception.
On the opposite bank and within camera range, three children with
nets were in pursuit of butterflies.