June is firefly season here on Iki–when the fireflies leave their usual living (hibernating?) place in the high ground and fly down to fresh water streams to mate. It’s during this time that you can see them flitting around in various places on the island. With Yuka here, we decided to give finding them a go and got super lost in the process of trying to find a new place. We failed, so went to the old standby near one of my elementary schools. There were about 30 fireflies there. This photo is about a 5 minute exposure, I would guess. Maybe three. I wasn’t really keeping track.
As a note, I really like watching fireflies, but every time I see them I think of the incredibly gorgeous but depressing movie, Graveyard of the Fireflies (ホタルの墓). If you haven’t seen it an you’re in the mood for a good cry, then rent it. Yes, it’s an anime.