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Now Out: Essay 1200 on 蛍 (firefly; fluorescent)

The 524th essay has posted! Essay 1200 on 蛍 (firefly; fluorescent) is now available for purchase. Here's a preview:

Find out about the firefly, particularly its role in Japanese culture. You'll learn about parks dedicated to firefly viewing, "firefly fronts," haiku in which fireflies symbolize ephemerality, a famous song involving firefly light, connections to "The Tale of Genji," a famous anime involving fireflies, a legendary sword, "firefly tribes," ephemeral flowers, and much more about this beloved insect.


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