I liked this little guy - we don't have cenitpedes this size where I live and it moves in such a great way. I believe this was shot at f2.8, 1/20th of a second (on a tripod) so the depth of field isn't what I would have liked.
John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > A Second Trip to Japan > Miyajima > Centipede
Latin is Nephila clavata (Tetragnathidae) [Japanese name : joro-gumo] and they were common - we found this one while walking over a hill trying to get to the hells. They wove large webs.
Species: Nephila clavata (Jorō Spider)
John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > A Second Trip to Japan > Beppu > Joro-Gumo Spider