September 30, 2014

Tsuku Tsuku boshi

A tsukutsukuboshi is an insect related to the cicada or locust which chirps in a high and shrill trill. It chirps only during the twilight after sunset. It is a melancholic sound for Japanese people.

4 comments:

Alan Summers said...

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the in-between season
I follow the Mogami River
by riceboat

Alan Summers
Publications credits: World Haiku Review Japan Article Vending machines and cicadas (2003); Travelogue on World Haiku Festival 2002 (Akita International Haiku Network, Part 1, 2010); The In-Between Season (With Words Pamphlet Series 2012)


n.b. I was told that the small gap between Summer and Autumn if the tsukutsukubôshi cicadas
at Sumadera are heard to ‘sing’ (which I did) creates a short in-between season.

It'd be interesting to know if this known.

warm regards,

Alan
Area 17 blog weblink: Alan's haiku blog

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kuni_san said...

Tuku appears toward the end of August and seems to disappear in the next month, so it is active between the seasons.

September 30, 2014 at 8:58 PM

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