Sea Spiders aren’t spiders at all but if you’re scared of spiders, you’re probably even more scared of big Sea Spiders.
At the Shōren-in, a sub-temple of the Chion-in which is a five-minute-walk from Yasaka-jinja in the East of Kyōto.
Gymnosomata, commonly known as Sea Angels. An apt name- the sea angels are the ethereal, translucent, fluttering angels of the sea.
In hard scientific terms, they’re small swimming sea slugs, but we’ll pass over that for now and just admire how delicately beautiful these wonderful creatures are.