Thursday, March 13, 2008


In the e-library of the University of Oregon there are many books concerning the Asian region. Unfortunately, many are in formats which I'm unable to access. Of those which I am able to access, one in particular I found rather interesting, 'Exotics and Retrospectives' - Lafcado Hearn - 1914. It has a chapter on the practice of capturing and caging insects. "City-dwellers, when giving a party, will sometimes place cages of singing-insects among the garden shrubbery, so that the guests may enjoy not only the music of the little creatures, but also those memories or sensations of rural peace which such music evokes."

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