It’s such a great time to be in Tokyo right now. The whole city seems to be bathed in glistening sunshine. It’s like when you take out an old piece of jewellery and give it a polish–it transforms into something incredible before your very eyes.
The autumn colours keep getting more and more intense, and the weather has been incredible—sunny and not too cold. In the past few days, the majority of ginkgo trees have turned completely yellow, and the momiji have finally started turning red. I love seeing that perfection gradation from green to orange to red on the same leaf. Nature is amazing, isn’t it!
Over the weekend, I visited a few of my favourite places. I went back to Jingu Gaien’s ginkgo avenue again and it was the busiest I’ve seen it in a long time. I went to the much quieter Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park in Hiroo where the momiji are just starting to change. It will be amazing in about another week I’d say. And I also went to my favourite neighbourhood temple, Gotoku-ji in Setagaya. I love living so close to this place, and I’m sure I’ve taken a million photos of it but it never gets old!
I hear parts of the northern hemisphere are already well into winter and receiving plenty of snow, while Australia is currently experiencing an extraordinary heat wave. What’s the view and weather like where you are at the moment?