Fireflies are a beautiful part of June in rural areas of Osaka. Tanuki adds a little magic to the experience in this comic! Would you soar with real fireflies?
I remember it was magical going down to the river when I was living outside of Osaka city in Shimamoto, to see the fireflies in the evenings of mid June. All the kids out trying to catch them or count how many they can spot first.
Go out and make some magical memories with your friends and family this summer! Time really ‘flies’ by fast.
If you grew up in the south, you must have called fireflies ‘Lightnin’ Bugs’ at some point! Even if you were in other parts of the U.S., I bet you did.
My wife was raised in the city and never saw them before visiting my little suburban town of Shimamoto, back when I lived in Japan. I’ll never forget how excited she was to see them for the first time.
I loved seeing fireflies growing up in Atlanta, Georgia. It was so magical to go out on a summer evening and look for them by the creek.
Other kids were talented at catching them and pulling the fireflies apart to add to necklaces. That was a little too cruel, and gross, for me. I did enjoy capturing them in jars though to watch them light up together.
It’s a blessing to have an opportunity to share summer memories with you through writing and comics. Hope yours is the best yet!