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dc.contributor.authorHacker, Randi
dc.contributor.authorGreene, Megan
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-06T15:30:07Z
dc.date.available2014-06-06T15:30:07Z
dc.date.issued2009-01-28
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/13912
dc.descriptionThis is one of hundreds of 60-second radio spots created by the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) for Kansas Public Radio (KPR). The purpose of this outreach program is to introduce the people of Kansas to the culture and current issues of East Asia.
dc.description.abstractBroadcast Transcript: It's New Year in Japan which means... it's time to sing about fireflies. The song Hotaru no Hikari or light of the fireflies is as well known and beloved as Auld Lang Syne is in the West; in fact, it's sung to the same tune. The Japanese: firefly connection goes back to the 8th Century when poets used them to represent human passions. But pollution and development have depleted the number of fireflies. So what's a New Year's reveler to do? Buy Denshi Hotaru, life-sized, electronic lightning bugs housed in the traditional bamboo cage. All you need's a couple of double A batteries and the flick of a switch. Oh yeah. And eighty dollars. Happy New Year. #ceas #greene #japan #varner
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherCenter for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPostcards from Asia;0145
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://audioboo.fm/boos/832554-0145-electronic-fireflies
dc.subjectJapan
dc.subjectHotaru No Hikari
dc.subjectNew Year
dc.subjectHotaru, Denshi
dc.titleElectronic Fireflies
dc.typeRecording, oral
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