Japanese rhinoceros beetle

Summer Pastime: The 4 Bugs Japanese Kids Love to Collect in This Hot Weather

Catching bugs and insects is a favorite pastime among Japanese kids, especially boys during the summer time. The warm and humid summer is where various insects will be apparent, and usually, elementary school kids and middle school kids would spend time collecting these insects. Collecting these creatures is also one of the common summer homework.…

Ever Wanted to Pet a Big Beetle? Come to Mushi Mushi Land in Fukushima!

Have you ever heard of ‘Mushi Mushi Land’? It sounds a bit like a fluffy bunny place, but it actually is something quite different: ‘mushi’ means ‘bug’ in Japanese and Mushi Mushi Land is a nature park in Fukushima which has been dedicated to the study and display of insects. The place is abundant in…

Summer is the season for Kabutomushi, Japanese beetles!

What is Kabutomushi? Summer is here, and besides the warm weather, festivals and fireworks it’s the perfect time for kabutomushi. If you aren’t sure what that is! it’s a giant beetle with horns. Honestly it’s the ugliest thing I ever saw. It is known as the Japanese rhinoceros beetle. But it just so happens to…