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golden cicada

Posted by
Hiro (Kyoto, Japan) on 29 August 2015 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Old Japanese buildings are mostly made of wood. A cicada is believed to protect a building from fire.
August 9, 2015 @大覚寺

Canon EOS 6D 1/50 second F/8.0 ISO 400 105 mm

Please leave your comments.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Beautiful in every way - and I hope it works the magic !

29 Aug 2015 7:21am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful capture !

29 Aug 2015 8:46am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Superbe.... celle-ci ne va pas nous énerver à voler dans tous les sens !!!!..... :)))))))))D.(

29 Aug 2015 10:52am

Devi from Chennai, India

It looks beautiful !!! I have heard that even in France they have tiny porceline cicadas placed in homes to bring good luck. We too believe that caicadas foretell happy days :)))

29 Aug 2015 10:54am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Thanks for the information and this fabulous image!

29 Aug 2015 11:45am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

what a marvellous detail

29 Aug 2015 12:28pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

Hi! What a beautiful gold critter to imortalize. Love your capture of him.

29 Aug 2015 1:33pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel gros insecte superbe image et quelle dorure merveilleux.

29 Aug 2015 1:39pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Oooh dignified fly.

29 Aug 2015 3:50pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful frame, focus, DOF, colors & lights!
Amazing details!

29 Aug 2015 8:06pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

What an interesting and beautiful detail! Thanks so much for explaining its significance. I love to learn such things. :-)

29 Aug 2015 8:41pm

kerrfoa from Rennes, France

WOW!!! fantastique , j'aime *****

29 Aug 2015 8:52pm

Stu from From Scotland | Living in Kyoto, Japan

Interesting detail shot.

30 Aug 2015 4:25am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


30 Aug 2015 8:45am

Mirabilis from Verl, Germany

Adorable and interesting, what a high quality work for the sake of such a nice little detail!

31 Aug 2015 10:40am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

This is precious! The real ones are "noxious"! I had an attack of semis in my balcony for the previous two weeks! Why do they come into the balcony???? There was one always hanging on my pink towel!

5 Sep 2015 7:00am

@Japanalia: Cicadas like pink towel... It might be a great biological discovery !?

Lulette from Languedoc-Roussillon, France

I like discovering the symbolism - I found two cicada sloughs on my terrace, one was firmy holding onto the wooden shutter, and I'm very happy to learn that this will protect my house !
And I like how you present it here :)

5 Sep 2015 7:54am

@Lulette: I'm glad your house is protected by a cicada. ;)