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There is something sad about the kana kana kana song of the "higurashi" ‘evening cicada’, which seems to herald the end of summer. In fact, though, the higurashi sings throughout the summer months. It sings most often just before daybreak and at dusk, but also in the day time when the light is dim or the temperature suddenly drops. Perhaps it really is anticipating autumn and regretting the end of summer?
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