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72 Seasons

Without a doubt, the season of sticky, high humidity has arrived. In the fields, beneath the grass rotting away in the stifling heat, fireflies begin to emit their light. In hot and humid Japanese summer, the unexpected sight of a firefly's pale light in the evening can give a fleeting sense of cool refreshment. That said, it is an experience ever harder to come by in the city. Without a doubt, the season of sticky, high humidity has arrived. In the fields, beneath the grass rotting away in the stifling heat, fireflies begin to emit their light. In hot and humid Japanese summer, the unexpected sight of a firefly's pale light in the evening can give a fleeting sense of cool refreshment. That said, it is an experience ever harder to come by in the city.
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