The pleasure of autumn

Autumn is as nice a season as spring in Japan.  It is not so hot or not so cold.  Air becomes clear.  And autumn is the season when ginkgo leaves turn yellow and maple leaves change into red.   Is it nothing special?  Right, this may be just a natural phenomenon.  However, it’s a big event for Japanese.  Because they tend to associate it with the transience of life.  ‘The transience of life’ is an important part of Japanese aesthetic values.  Famous places for autumn leaves viewing such as Nikko are packed with people.  Heavy traffic jams occur around those spots.  But people still have guts to go there in order to appreciate the changing colors of leaves.


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