Source: @Hmanabe2 Award-Winning Japanese Photographer Captures Majestic Scenes Of Fireflies In The Night-Time 2017-06-13 Tue 2017-06-13 Tue In Japan, the month of June is often associated with picturesque gardens of blossoming hydrangeas, but award-winning Japanese photographer Hisanori Manabe knows there is another gift of nature waiting to be discovered during the night. 地元の何気ない水田風景ですが形がすごく気に入ってまして毎年楽しみにしています。案外身近に良い風景はあるもんなんですね(^O^) pic.twitter.com/ZaI4y6YSR0— H.manabe (@Hmanabe2) May 10, 2017 In the outskirts of the city where nature is lush, fireflies can be seen drifting down like glowing raindrops during this time of year. Hoping to capture this magical scene through the lens of his camera, Manabe waited in the dark to immortalize some of the most beautiful moments of his journey. 一先ずホタル前半戦終了です。ここまでのお気に入りです。3.4枚目は昨年のものです。今年も後半に行ってきます(^O^) pic.twitter.com/xJPURSITYG— H.manabe (@Hmanabe2) June 1, 2017 According to Manabe, fireflies come out around 7:30 PM and gradually start lessing in number from about 9:00 PM, so it's best to go see them early on in the evening. He also makes it an effort to note that they are very delicate creatures, and those who head out to see them should follow these simple rules: 1. Don't shine light on the fireflies as it will frighten them. 2. Help keep their environment clean. Don't litter! 3. The lifespan of fireflies is approximately 10 days. Don't take any home, no matter how pretty they are. 蛍列車。今週2回行きましたが数が少ない。20時から2時までの6時間ひたすら同じ構図を撮り続け156枚重ねています。今季自分に課した蛍命題は6つ。内、3つはクリアできました。残りは7月かな。 pic.twitter.com/uI7SBdDqfo— H.manabe (@Hmanabe2) June 9, 2017 Manabe plans to continue taking photographs of fireflies in various locations throughout Japan. To see his newest photos and more, visit him on Twitter. By - grape Japan editorial staff. Source:@Hmanabe2 Tags: Fireflies / Hisanori Manabe / Japan / Photography / Twitter grape Japan Sightseeing Award-Winning Japanese Photographer Captures Majestic Scenes Of Fireflies In The Night-Time Related Article Japanese Twitter user worried about cat’s constant weight fluctuation of neighborhood cat gets adorable relief It’s Not Szechuan Sauce, But Chicken McNuggets Are Getting Wasabi And Teriyaki Sauces In Japan Awesome Functioning Steampunk Wrist Watches and Other Creations by Japanese DIY Artist That Time J.K. Rowling Turned A Japanese Fan Artist Into A Heartwarming Pile Of Goo Gudetama McFlurry is Further Proof Japan Gets All the Best Stuff When Kids Run Out Of Battery… So Cute!