I cannot wait to that season and have already booked some week ends away. Stay tuned!

Japan Oblong

The colorful time of the year is getting very near in West Japan: the reds, yellows, oranges and all their different hues are about to start transforming.


If you have not yet heard of momiji-gari, autumn leaf viewing, I am pleased to tell you that the Japanese consider it almost as magical as hanami, cherry blossom viewing in spring time.

san15Momiji means ‘red leaves’ and garimeans ‘hunting’. Japanese people are often surprised to hear that other countries have colorful autumn leaves as well – I always take this as a sign of how much the people adore momiji-gari in Japan.


Right this very moment a typhoon is approaching Hiroshima prefecture it has turned the weather cold and very autumny. The rain and falling leaves made me think of the supreme colors of autumn leaves and so I wanted to share these photos of my visit to Buttsu-ji…

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