Every summer together with all the neighbourhood, my sister and I go to the satoyama park Kuraki-koen about 3 minutes away from my home to look at the fireflies.

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Well, we caught a couple of fireflies with a shoe-box which we then let into this huge plastic bag so that we could look at them (the other one is still inside the shoebox I think).

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The firefly up close but seen through the plastic bag.

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Then we got it into my bug box and turned off the lights. You can see the firefly bottom’s flickering light here.

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Then with this firefly fantasy lamp beside us, my sister and I went to bed dreaming of fireflies. It was one of the most exciting events ever!

Two great Japanese bug-tales to read are:

The Firefly’s Lovers

Lord Long Legged’s Procession

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