Cicadas - the screaming sound of Japan
If you planning to shoot an outdoor interview in Japan stay away
from the month of July and August - this is the time of the cicadas.
Cicadas, a large bug that you find in most part of the world, is
singing-in the summer in Japan. Even though it´s warm in June,
the summer really starts when you hear the cicadas sing. And it is
annoying to say the least. And forget about getting any ambient
sound other then this singing ticking time bomb. The cicadas live
2 meters underground for up to 17 years, then one hot day they
decide to surface, all at the same time. They hang around in trees
screaming out their love song for up to two month.