Insect Orchestra ― Crickets, Japan

An autumn evening stroll often brings with it a cacophony of cricket cries. Males' love songs fill the air, destined for faraway maidens. How do they produce such amazing sounds? And what are the exacting standards set by their love interests? Singing insects have captured hearts and imaginations for centuries, even making appearances in two of Japan's most celebrated classical novels written over 1,000 years ago. We invite you to venture out and enjoy some of nature's nightly outdoor concerts.