On October 14, Dazaifu City appointed tiny toads as citizens’ assets. The frogs can be seen at Mt. Homan, trekking up to the top (altitude of 829 meters) every year in May. Between ten thousand and one hundred thousand frogs attempt the journey. Still, only between one hundred to a thousand frogs successfully finish the month-long hike up the mountain where they spend a few years before going down to their home pond for reproduction. It was the first designation of living creatures. Source: Yomiuri / Dazaifu Civil Heritage facebook
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