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Tochigi Donkeys

Posted in Animals by tokyobling on December 18, 2014

Going on a long walk in Tochigi Prefecture’s Nasu district I walked past a farm that advertised the feeding of donkeys, naturally I had to investigate. The feeding process was cleverly set up so that even clumsy children could safely pour good things down on the happy beasts. The donkeys shared space with a couple of hungry horses as well. I have a soft spot for animals and donkey are very rare in Japan.







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  1. Jonelle Patrick said, on December 24, 2014 at 6:41 am

    Why is it that captive animals always look so fluffy and clean and well cared-for in Japan? These donkeys really do look like they live in donkey heaven. My latest fixation is to somehow get to 狐村, a fox sanctuary where the kitsune look equally bright-eyed and bushy-tailed…


    • tokyobling said, on December 26, 2014 at 4:59 am

      I haven’t got much to compare with, but maybe they do… Yes, that place is easy to reach. Take a night bus to Sendai, then another bus from the station up to Shiraishi City. From there, taxi!


  2. rudyhou said, on March 11, 2015 at 9:30 am

    i didn’t even know japan has donkeys. it’s always nice to have kids or people in general introduced to animals other than the standard pets. this kinda reminds me of the many deers in nara.


    • tokyobling said, on March 27, 2015 at 3:21 am

      I think a few zoos have them. Never seen one in private use though!


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