Japanese Spiderman in 1978.
Clearly I am not a big fan of spiders unless they are huge and mechanical like the ones we could enjoy seeing last spring in Yokohama :
It was La Machine, a wonderful street show.( more pictures)
Though, I did not like them, I got used to see the small jumping spiders in the apartment from time to time. I find them almost cute...
I knew there were quite big species of spiders in Japan, but I thought they were only living in the countryside... Wrong!
Going to the toilet, this is what I saw :
My heart stopped for a second. So, yeah, if you are living in some tropical country with huge spiders you can laugh at me. But coming from Normandy I had never seen such a big spider before (I mean for real and not in a zoo and ... in my toilet).
As you can see, to add to my fear, it is inside the house, I guess the net has some big hole somewhere :) Distance between each bar is about 12 cm if you wonder (4.7 inches). If you are brave you can click the photo to enjoy details...:)
I called my wife who had then a big laugh at me : when she was a kid she "used" one of these as a pet... She told me that this one was not so big and not dangerous at all... well, still I don't like spiders!
By the way and quite unrelated, if you walked in Harajuku recently you may have seen the Japanese Spiderman : business must be slow for him lately as he is selling iPhones during a part-time job... Ganbare J-Spiderman :)
When he was at the top :