Amparo Bertram (spacealien_vamp) wrote,
Amparo Bertram

When something's bugging you...

I started off my first day of summer break by going shopping. While at the supermarket, I thought I'd take a picture of their beetle display to share.

Japanese kids are insanely fond of beetles, and it is a traditional summer activity for them to catch and keep beetles as pets. This is the display in the supermarket that advertises the beetle-keeping equipment section. There are beetle-catching tools, beetle cages, beetle habitat goods (packages of dried leaves and such), and beetle food.

There are even beetle-shaped toys and, as shown in the closeup, a beetle video game, for kids who can't keep real beetles. This game is incredibly popular. I had to get there when the store just opened in the morning so that I could get a clear shot of it without swarms of little boys around it.

I really wonder sometimes...
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