Poetic Name (Mei)
Description / source poetry
'Seseragi' is the sound of trickling water in a brooke or shallows of a stream. It evokes a lovely cooling image fit for summer.
The pastime of catching, or watching the flickering lights of fireflies on summer nights.
Spider Dance at Twilight
Kumo no furumai
"Tomorrow's diary: A visit from my lover, under blue-gold sky. So writes this spider at twilight, weaving my dream into night."
- from the 古今集 Kokinshū, translation by Sōmu Wojciński
Since antiquity in China, Korea and Japan, seeing a spider weaving a web at night has been considered an auspicious sign that one's lover will pay a visit the following day.
*This mei can be used all summer.