Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Autumn in Japan

If you recall, I did a post sharing about summer in Japan through some photos. If you’ll like to revisit, it’s here. Now that we’re a few days into September (and by now, most of us would have accepted that summer’s gone), I thought I’ll share about the autumn I experienced in Japan through the visuals I captured.

I experienced the greatest thrill when I first noticed a leave turning red (this is from someone who never had the opportunity to experience the season before). I stared at it, trying to take in the sight, and at the same time, my mind was overflowing with possible images of, falling red leaves, red mountains, momiji (Japanese maple)…

During that period, I loved taking solitary drives up the mountains. I had my windows down and the fresh cool air poured in. It had that effect of refreshing one’s entire being. The most magical moment I had was when the light wind blew and cradled some red leaves across my windscreen as I drove through them. I felt like I existed completely in that moment.

There was an autumn festival which I thoroughly enjoyed. The drizzle did not dampen anyone’s mood at all. Looking at these photos now, I can almost still hear the children’s singing.

A few school kids showed me what was the best way to have sweet potatoes. The taste of the piping hot sweet potatos which they dug out from under this pile is now lingering in my mouth.

Kyoto: one of the best places to witness autumn in all its beauty and grandeur.

[Click to enlarge. Images: Cookie Cutter]


  1. Fall is always such a lovely of my fav! I love it when the leaves turn red and makes the most beautiful view. Thanks for sharing such gorgeous pictures with us. Have a lovely merry day and love to you!

  2. I have never experienced Autumn, but I think it's the most beautiful season ever. The way the leaves change color must really be something to watch, :)

  3. Oh, these are beautiful picture! I miss Japan now... I wish I could visit there in this season... I love to eat samna no shioyaki, matsutake gohan, odango.... what else...

  4. Apart from fun activities like Fuji trekking, camping, soaking in hot water springs and catching fish, Fuji Five Lake, Japan can really appealing options to relax & enjoy Japanese hospitality, food, etiquette and decorum. Another pleasing visit is Koya-San; Japan’s highly sacrosanct temple complex. Apart from delights of chants, prayers & vegan meals, there are quaint activities like walk through celebrity’s graves. If that sounds tempting to you, refer:


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