After the monkey performed tricks for the crowd, and the trainer got his money from them, they retired to the shade of a tree to give the monkey a break. Eating crushed ice from the same spoon, they took a well earned break.
The saying "Gokurou-San" is a way of thanking someone for their hard work.
This was taken in the grounds of the Nezu Shrine near Tokyo University. I went try and get a good photo of the Azalea Festival.
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Nodding_view (74) 2003-04-19 20:28
i like the complicity between the man and the animal..
they are like brothers.. like two lovers maybe..
I feel some love in the man's gesture. i love it.
izuminka (927) 2003-11-29 9:04
I visited Tokyo last june and take a video of this boy this his monkey! I'm surprise to recognize his face at your foto! I'm quite sure it's the same person.
I just found out this site today and admire your fotos of Japan. Thank you!
meyavuz (741) 2004-02-08 2:31
The face of the animal is like a child and the man is feeding like a mother. Very nice picture.
- Copyright: Martin Bailey (Bayleaf) (1478)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-04-19
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon EOS D30, 28-135 f/3.5-5.6 Ø72, JPEG ISO 100
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Animals & Wildlife, Omatsuri, Feed me, I'm Hungry [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-04-19 8:07
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