A crow is associated with death in Japan as well as in many other countries. You can see a kanji letter on the wall which means "death" in Japanese. I happened to find it and took this photo.
People loathe the crows although they can be very intelligent & make great pets. Some interesting reports say that they put hard walnut on a road for passing cars to break the shells. TV news reported about a crow enjoying a slide in a park(not the park in this photo unfortunately). They mimic dog barks, human voices, doorbells etc. and entertain us sometimes.
People! Be more generous to this black & ominous bird(^_^)v.