Morning and Night Spiders


  • Morning and Night Spiders

    朝蜘蛛と夜蜘蛛


    There is a superstition related to spider in Japan.
    日本には蜘蛛に関する迷信があります。

    It is “If you find spiders in the morning, you should let them go even if they are hateful enemies. If you find spiders at night, you should kill them even if they are families.”
    それは、「朝の蜘蛛は仇でも逃がせ、夜の蜘蛛は親でも殺せ」です。

    In Japan, it is said that spiders in the morning are a kind of lucky items.
    日本では朝の蜘蛛は、縁起が良いとされてきました。

    In fact, since spiders make a web on only sunny days, seeing a spider in the morning means that the day will be sunny.
    実際、蜘蛛は晴天の日にしか巣を張らないので、朝に蜘蛛を見かけると晴れることが多いです。

    On the other hand, this superstition says that you should kill spiders at night, but actually, you shouldn’t do that.
    夜の蜘蛛は悪い印象からか、この迷信では「殺せ」と言っていますが、実際は殺すべきではありません。

    This is because spiders are beneficial insects that eat pests such as cockroaches and flies.
    蜘蛛はゴキブリやハエなどの害虫を食べてくれる益虫であるからです。

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