Photo in Tomakomai, Hokkaido. 11/Jul/2009
Laxman's shrew (Sorex caecutiens) is second-big shrew in Hokkaido (the biggest is Long-clawed shrew).
An alike shrew lives in Honshu,Shinto Shrew (Sorex shinto) which was regarded to be the same species, but they were divided by molecular research recently.
Because the photos were taken under cloudy condition, shutter speed was not so high and it is difficult to get a good photos to me.