The Prices of Fireflies During the Japanese Modern Monarchical Period
Ceny světlušek podčas japonske cesarske doby


Faculty of Education, Department of Science and Mathematics, University of Fukui, JAPAN


Abstract: This study reviewed articles about the prices of fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) in six Japanese newspapers published between 1886 and 1939. The stated prices of the fireflies were converted to USD as of February 2018. The price of fireflies during the modern monarchical period was much less expensive than at present. In addition, other aspects of fireflies during the period are described, such as their various uses in different settings.

Abstrakcijny: V tomto studiju se pojavili članky s cěnami světlušek (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) v šesti japonskyh gazetah medžu 1886 a 1939 godom. Ihna cena byla izmenina do dnesnich amerikanskih dolarov (fevruaŕ 2018). Cena světlušek byla mnogokratno nižši než dnes. Piše se i pro druge stranky světlušek, v tom tože pro ih razne upotreby v raznyh nastavjenjah.

Keywords: fireflies, Coleoptera, prices, newspapers, the modern monarchical period, Japan

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Please cite as: Hoshina, H. The Prices of Fireflies During the Japanese Modern Monarchical Period. Ethnoentomology 2, pp. 1–4, 2018. 

Ethnoentomology 2018

Volume: 2

Page range: 1–4

First published online: 16.4.2018