monkeys hot springs


Japanese Macaques taking in a hot spring

Jigokudani Monkey Park - Japan

Jigokudani, meaning “Hell Valley”, is famous for its population of Japanese Macaques. During the winter, when snow starts to fall, the monkeys head down to the valley, to take advantage of the natural hot springs. There, the steam and boiling water keeps them warm. During the summer, most monkeys return to the surrounding forest areas, although many still remain by the hot springs. 

Japanese Macaques are born into a strict social class system. Groups have an alpha male, which changes whenever the alpha male dies or leaves the group. Female’s can maintain or achieve a higher social status, by grooming their peers.


Satoko: Don’t worry. Sitting in a hot spring will relieve your anxiety.
Mario: Yeah.
Satoko: There are separate baths for men and women. So we will not go in together.
Mario: Okay.
Satoko: Remember to rinse your body before bathing.
Any questions?
Mario: Just one.
Mario: Where are the snow monkeys?

Satoko: Shinpai naidesu yo. Onsen ni tsukaru to fuan ga yawaragemasu yo.
Mario: Hai.
Satoko: Otoko no hito to on'anohito o furo wa wakarete imasu.
Dakara watashitachiha issho ni wa hairimasen.
Mario: Hai.
Satoko: Yubune ni hairu mae ni karada o nagasu koto o wasurenaidene.
Shitsumon wa?
Mario: Hitotsu dake.
Mario: “Yuki no saru” wa dokodesu ka?

聡子: 心配ないですよ。温泉に浸かると不安が和らげますよ。
聡子: 男の人と女の人お風呂は分かれています。
マリオ: はい。
聡子: 入浴する前に体を洗ってください。
マリオ: ひとつだけ。
マリオ: 「雪の猿」はどこですか?

Sarumi drama translation: The whole world sinks except him and me


Rough translation of the Fushimi Saruhiko x Yata Misaki’s drama CD (28/01/2016 on sale through Animate): The whole world sinks except him and I.

Keep reading for the whole translation :) Enjoy!

**May upload the audio if anyone needs it but probably someones has uploaded it already so yeah XD (being lazy)**

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