When you hear this sound in Japan, it can only mean one thing: from here to the end of August is going to be hot, humid and very unpleasant. In other words summer is here. I know you may have heard cicada before on this blog. However, in this recording there are sounds that left me surprised and worried. Those are the feedback sounds coming from a matsuri (festival) that was taking part at least 1 km away from where we were sitting. That P.A. must have been so loud that I felt sorry for the people attending the festival.
I recorded this while I was enjoying very nice cold soba with a friend, in this lovely and peaceful restaurant in Takao. Its around 10 minutes walk from Takao train station, I believe and you can also park your car by the river.