Anthony At “Bunny Island” With His Grandparents
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Last weekend, Anthony went on an overnight trip with Fumie's folks to Okunoshima (大久野島), “Rabbit Island”, a small island in the Seto Inland Sea a couple-hour train-ride and a short boat-ride away. The small island has a large population of wild but friendly rabbits that have trained people to visit and feed them.

First Nibbles -- Okunoshima -- Takehara, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Hiromi
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First Nibbles
Okunoshima -- Takehara, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Hiromi
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Okunoshima -- Takehara, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Hiromi
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Whoa, Ran Out of Veggies, Sorry! -- Okunoshima -- Takehara, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Hiromi
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Whoa, Ran Out of Veggies, Sorry!
Restocked With Bunny Food Pellets -- Okunoshima -- Takehara, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Hiromi
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Restocked With Bunny Food Pellets
Okunoshima -- Takehara, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Hiromi
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Moments Before... -- Okunoshima -- Takehara, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Hiromi
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Moments Before...
...A Big “Whomp” Sound of bunnies converging on food -- Okunoshima -- Takehara, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Hiromi
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...A Big “Whomp” Sound
of bunnies converging on food
later in the day... Evening Feeding -- Okunoshima -- Takehara, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Hiromi
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later in the day...
Evening Feeding

I didn't know why the island was full of rabbits until I came across its Wikipedia article while trying to figure out how to pronounce its name (大久野島). It's an interesting (and disturbing story), which you can find at that link.

UPDATE: we took Anthony ourselves a few years later.


One comment so far...

Wow, that would be fun to take Josh there. Cute bunnies!

Good thing that Anthony’s grandparents took him there. YOU would have probably been barred from setting foot on the island – especially if you’d had popcorn the night before. I mean, ONE instance in that island’s history is plenty enough.

— comment by Marcina, loving sister. on June 10th, 2009 at 11:36pm JST (8 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink
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