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.