Light of the Fireflies

The school year ends in less than a month, but it promises to be rather busy. In lieu of real content, I can only offer this bit of emailed trivia that I found entertaining:

When most North Americans hear the Scottish folksong Auld Lang Syne we probably immediately think of New Year’s Eve…. Hotaru no Hikari, or Light of the Fireflies, is the title of the Japanese version of this song, and in Japan it’s sung at graduations. The chorus tells the story of hard-working students who wanted to study so much that they read books by the light of fireflies captured in a jar, or the moonlight reflected off snow. It can bring a tear to the eyes of Japanese who hear it sung, and a totally different image from one we might conjure up.

Maybe I should translate this song and attempt to get some air play. I bet it would go over really well over here.

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