Kyoto-frog and Osaka-frog
Long long ago, a frog living in Kyoto set off for a long jumping to Osaka, while a frog living in Osaka set off for a long jumping to Kyoto.
The two frogs happened to meet each other on the top of a high mountain between two towns.
“Good afternoon. Mr. Osaka-frog, Where are you going?”
“I’m going to do the sights of Kyoto. Mr. Kyoto-frog, Where are you going?”
“I’m going to do the sights of Osaka.”
“It’s the same, isn’t it?”
“Yes, it is the same, isn’t it?”
The two began to laugh at each other.
“By the way, Mr. Osaka-frog, This is the top of a high mountain. I can see the town of Osaka, can’t I?”
“Of course, you can. I can also see the town of Kyoto, can’t I?”
“Let’s see together.”
Osaka-frog tried to look toward Kyoto while Kyoto-frog tried to look toward Osaka.
The two stood on tiptoes and raised their heads.
“I could see the town of Osaka.”
“I could see the town of Kyoto.”
The two said to each other at the same time.
But they had their eyes on the back of the heads, they couldn’t see forward.
The town Kyoto-frog saw was Kyoto while the town Osaka-frog saw was Osaka.
“It’s worthless to go to Osaka. Osaka is the same as Kyoto.”
“It’s worthless to go to Kyoto. Kyoto is the same as Osaka.”
The two frogs said good-by to each other and returned to their towns.
Kyoto-frog jumped back to Kyoto while Osaka-frog jumped back to Osaka.