Although I grew up being used to experience all the four seasons, I have to say I have learned only in Japan to truly appreciate all the different seasons. Starting off with the cheery blossom (see my previous comments) in spring, it seems to me most Japanese have a deeper, romantic connection to nature. Let me point out I am not talking about an eco-friendly approach, more a nostalgic, dreamlike connection to nature.
Similar to the traditions in spring, in fall it is very common to go out to popular fall foliage destinations. In some cases the trees are even illuminated at night. No matter where you go “Momiji” is the main attraction due to its amazing strong red color. According to Wikipedia “Momiji” is the Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum, irohamomiji, イロハモミジ, or momiji, 紅葉), which is a species of woody plant native to Japan, North Korea, South Korea, China, eastern Mongolia, and southeast Russia. For those readers not in Japan, enjoy the fall with the pictures below.
Wishing everyone a lovely, rememberable fall!
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