The national tree of Japan, the sacred Utility Pole is home to the true national bird* of Japan is the crow–BIG CROWS with attitudes like the Darth-Vader-on-a-bad-hair-day.
In Tokyo, Hitchcock Isn’t Around, but He Seems to Have Sent the Birds
Washington Post – Sunday, July 26, 2009
….“Yes, they have returned,” admitted Naoki Satou, the chagrined point man for the city’s eight-year-old war on crows.
The conflict had gone Tokyo’s way until 2006, when the formidably beaked carrion-eaters launched a counterattack. The crow count has since risen about 30 percent…more...
Of course, Tokyo city government has not yet learned about these new inventions called “trash cans” and “dumpsters” that might solve the city’s problem crows breaking the curb-side plastic garbage bags full of gourmet crow cuisine
*Just in case you thought I was kidding about the carrion crow being Japan’s national bird, here’s the logo of the JFA, Japan Football Association with the national soccer team’s mascot the, three-legged, mutant crow of Japan’s first emperor, Jimmu (Wiki).