Butterflies on Tawara Wetland（Tawara shicchi no chou）
Like dead leaves
Orange butterflies were dancing on a wetland. However, they looked like dead leaves when they alighted on a tree. They are scarce tortoiseshells (Nymphalis xanthomelas, Japanese name: hiodoshi chou). In Japan, their wing color when they are flying is said to resemble the scarlet-threaded suit of armor (hiodoshi) used in the Warring States period.
Twenty min. on foot from JR Kii-Tahara Sta.
Mifune Matsuri Festival – a Finale of the Kumano Taisha Grand Shrine Matsuri Festival (One of the Annual Grand Festivals Held at Kumano Hayatama Taisha Grand Shrine)
（Kumano Hayatama Taisha Reitai-sui, Mifune Matsuri）