Just like cherry blossoms in the spring, people take autumn leaves VERY seriously in Japan. And how could you not? Leaves change to such a deep but bright burgundy that completely transforms the scenery of Japan into a rich, fall wonderland. Haha Do I sound a little over dramatic? Maybe you have to visit to understand. (You still have time – the leaves will stay until around mid-December, and they’re especially beautiful in Kyoto.)
There’s something about the way the Japanese dive so fully into each little thing (whether it’s soba, pork, lavender fields, or maid cafes) that enhances your perspective on it. The best way I can explain autumn leaves is through these photos. Even though this is a small temple near Nagano, the abundance of red is so overwhelming!
How do you enjoy fall? Do you have beautiful fall leaves where you live?