Home of the firefly 蛍の里

2014.05.15 (Thu)
Photo by Kameno.

Photo by Kameno.

Fireflies have long been loved as a classic seasonal symbol in Japan. The Kenji firefly (Luciola cruciata) only lives near clean water, whereas the smaller Heike firefly (Luciola lateralis) can live near any kind of water. The Kenji firefly can be seen from the middle of May to the end of June at the Shiraishi River in Shiraishi, or upstream from the Hagoromoishi Bridge, as well as in various places around Kawakami River and Togo River.




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