Apr 162013
Toyotomi Hideyoshi was called monkey in his youth

Toyotomi Hideyoshi was nicknamed “monkey” in his youth for either his appearance or physical agility. When he became the most powerful man in 16th century Japan, nobody dared to call him this way anymore. But I think there still were reasons to do so. 🙂

Believe it or not, these two photos were taken on two consecutive days. One in Arashiyama Monkey Park, the other during cherry blossom festival in Daigo-ji Temple in Kyoto.