What does Japan sound like?

 

What does Japan (or at least Osaka) sound like?

Well, in July anywhere in close proximity to trees it sounds like this (short video below).

 

 

The cricket-y sound you hear on the video is created by cicada, which in Japan are known as semi. You may agree with me that the noise is so loud that you can barely hear your own thoughts! It’s not only the noise that semi makes that can disturb your day but my Japanese friends have warned me not to walk under trees in which semi are chirping – you’ll get peed on!

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This is not the best photo of a semi, given that the insect in my photo is dead but it’s the only photo I’ve got. Sorry.

 

 

 

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