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Autumn has began, and here are two symbols of it, an autumnal cherry tree and Nagoya Castle. Japanese love the autumn colours almost as much as the cherry blossom season in Spring. It seems that autumn is the last hurrah of colour for the long, dreary, drab winter.
Photo of the Week: Autumn at Gozaisho
It’s currently autumn in Japan, and the trees are a fire of reds, oranges, yellows, and still some greens. The photo below is one of mine taken in Mie Prefecture at Mt. Gozaisho, near the well-known Yunoyama town, which is known for its hot springs. Though the photo was taken a couple of weeks ago, perhaps the best colours of autumn is now. Consequently, there are lots of hikers and nature lovers out and about enjoying the hues of autumn. Though places like Nara and Kyoto are the popular destinations, they are the most crowded. For you, Japan is known for its zen, it’s state of peace and tranquillity. Nara and Kyoto are nothing like this western idealistic view of ‘zen’, but Gozaisho and hiking destinations are perhaps the modern equivalent. How times change. In any case, here are some useful websites for is you’re planning a trip: Wikipedia/Gozaisho, and the official Gozaisho website.
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Photo of the Week: Nagoya Castle in Autumn
Autumn is a great time in Japan. The leaves change from a dusty worn out green to vibrant reds, oranges, and yellow, which are the last burst of colour before the drab bare winter. Many Japanese people like to flock to places for autumn leaf viewing, much in the same way they flock to places for cherry blossom (sakura) viewing. Perhaps the most famous place in Japan is Arashiyama in Kyoto. The temples and shrines often have have great trees and ‘social atmosphere’, so too castles, and some popular hiking destinations. It’s painted as a place that is tranquil and “zen”, but with 40,000 other people to enjoy the autumn ‘tranquillity’, it’s more like a social occasion. My autumn photos can be found on my agent’s website Asia Photo Connection, and my portfolio on PhotoShelter.