Last week my husband and I celebrated autumn. We treated ourselves to a day off work and headed north of Tokyo to one of the areas famous for the Toshogu Shrine. Built in the beginning of the 17th century and very different from other Shinto shrines in Japan, Toshogu is an impressive architectural monument, bursting with color, gold and wood carvings. But this is a story for another post.
This time, however, we dedicated our time to finding out what the season had on offer and went photo hunting in the mountains above the town of Nikko. It was sunny and cold up there and it gave us an early taste of winter.
Autumn has finally arrived bringing cool and calm over the islands of Japan.
And a cup of flavorful buckwheat tea after the long day in the open.
I wish you a warm and sunny day.