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Kumamoto Cows – Akaushi

Posted in Animals, Nature, Places by tokyobling on September 21, 2015

Driving through the insanely beautiful landscape of the Kumamoto highlands, one is bound to come across herds of a peculiar reddish cow – the famous Akaushi (あか牛), or Akagewashu, in English sometimes called Japanese Brown Cattle, a breed that has been recognized in Japan since the 1930s. They look a bit similar to the more internationally famous Jersey cattle breed.

I had to stop and say hello to most of the herds we passed, and I can not imagine any cows, anywhere in the world, living in a more ideal spot than these. Huge lands to roam, fantastic quality grass and clean mountain water. What more can a cow ask for? They certainly looked happy! The more curious ones would run up to me as soon as I got closer to say hello and check me out.

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  1. Jonelle Patrick said, on September 28, 2015 at 5:25 am

    Fashionably pierced, as well!

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