Cherry Blossoms and Bugs in Takano

Cherry trees bloom at the beginning of April at the entrance to Takano Shrine and in Takano Park next to the shrine. With both old and young cherry trees, Takano Park is a good place to see blossoms up close. https://flic.kr/p/mMkftr Many people go to famous sites to view cherry blossoms from a distance as […]

Crickets in Takano Playground

Crickets at night in the trees andbushes between Takano Shrine and Takano Playground in Ritto City, Shiga Prefcture, Japan. I recorded with an Audio-Technica BP4025 stereo microphone and an Olympus LS-100 recorder. For post-processing is used Audacity on CentOS-6 (GNU/Linux). There was a lot of traffic noise, so I applied a high-pass filter aggressively from […]

Cicadas at Kamogawa Park

This morning I was in Kyoto on the west bank of the Kamo River (Kamogawa). I heard cicadas in the trees along Kamogawa Park (鴨川公園) near Kojinguchi, so I made a short audio recording that I posted on Soundcloud. I also posted the sound on the radio aporee world sound map, where we can hear […]