Monday Asian Bear-Blogging:

Here are some bear pictures from my recent trip to Japan and Korea. Japanese black bears from the Tokyo Zoo:

And a Hokkaido Brown Bear:

Finally, here is a picture from the Seoul Teddy Bear Museum, located in the Seoul Tower. The Museum uses costumed teddy bears to portray scenes from Korean history. In this scene, the King of Korea receives the title of Emperor in 1897:

UPDATE: If you click on the images, you will see a bigger and much sharper picture.