蝉 せみ Appreciation Thread (Brood X fans Gather Here)

This thread has dual purpose. To share stories and links about the (せみ) in Japanese culture and art, and also to celebrate the return of Brood X in Eastern North America.

Lets use our excitement about Brood X to learn more about (せみ) in Japan!

Post your own pictures of Brood X in your area below, as well as things that you learn about Japanese cicadas. Be quick! They don’t stay around for long. They just started emerging in Reading PA on May 16. Within weeks they will be dead, and by August their nymphs will hatch and crawl back underground until 2038.

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閑さや岩にしみ入る蝉の声
松尾 芭蕉

石走る瀧もとどろに鳴く蝉の声をし聞けば都し思ほゆ
大石蓑麻呂 (おいしのみのまろ)

Finally some photos.
Taken near Birdsboro PA on May 21, 2021.

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