Gideon was having his morning recess and called me out to see this. Now I don't know if all Japanese spiders are this big but if they are I sure hope they stay outside. This guy was not as large as the Rain spider that Ethan and I found in that bathroom in South Africa. Yikes that was ridiculous. But it was big enough for me to keep a safe distance. If you can get past your arachniphobia it is actually kind of pretty. Perhaps that is too much to ask though!