Autumn is now with us. Well at least if you are living in the northern hemisphere and outside the tropical zone. Hayley and I were privileged to go to Japan in October to escape the heat of Hong Kong and saw many beautiful red leaves. Without further ado, here we go…
Getting ready to celebrate the Halloween
Japanese households were getting ready to celebrate the Halloween. It seems to be very popular in Japan and all the shops, restaurants and family homes were decorated with pumpkins, lanterns etc…
Gion District, Kyoto
With lots of multi-colour tree and falling leaves, parks in the Kyoto offer a beautiful view of this season. In fact, autumn is something both of us missed for we live in Hong Kong.
Deer at the Nara Park
Nara was one of the ancient Japanese capital. There is a park at the centre of the city where the wild deer live. They are considered as animals from the heaven, as legend had it a mythological god arrived at Nara on a white deer to guard the city against the evil sprite.
Although those deer are wild, they are nevertheless very tame and many of them like to be near the people. Especially if you bring them deer crackers, which are commonly sold around the park.
What’s your autumn like so far? Were you able to see the falling leaves?