Sunday, August 15, 2010
During the evenings usually the only light on in the house is a small lamp above my desk.
It tends to attract all kinds of bugs.
The other night this guy came and hung around for a while and didn't mind me poking a camera lens at him/her.
Its a Kirigirisu, a Singing Grasshopper.
During the Edo period they were sold in small bamboo cages as pets, something that still goes on today.
Ther are a lot of bugs in Japan, so its no surprise that they are still collected by boys.