ERIC Number: EJ623778
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Mushi: For Youngsters in Japan, the Study of Insects Has Been Both a Fad and a Tradition.
Laurent, Erik L.
Natural History, v110 n2 p70-75 Mar 2001
Every summer and fall, Japanese children (mostly boys) spend hours catching and playing with insects, or mushi. Different species are associated with the seasons, times of the day, or specific games. Mushi customs are centuries old, were traditionally passed from grandfather to grandchild, and are reflected in electronic and "virtual" animals that mimic mushi and in the Pokemon craze. (SV)
Descriptors: Childhood Interests, Children, Entomology, Foreign Countries, Insects, Japanese Culture, Nonformal Education, Outdoor Education, Pets, Play
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Japan