In love with the Autumn Brocade
“Dewdrops are but white;
How then is autumn foliage dyed in such profusion” Fujiwara no Toshiyuki
Everyone who loves flowers, looks forward to spring but after experiencing autumn in Japan, I personally look forward to this season for the unforgettable beauty of colour- changing landscape of Japanese Maple, Gingko, Larch and Beech to name some trees.
Few plants can equal the beauty and command of a Japanese Maple in the autumn landscape. Iromomiji or Momiji is a deciduous tree found wild in Japanese forests.
During Autumn, it’s breathtaking, foliage remaining for weeks, a brilliant mix of green, crimson, orange and gold brightening homes, temples and the landscape of Japan.
For its stunning autumn colors and weeping nature of branches of some species, Japanese maple is a popular choice for Ikebana artists and bonsai enthusiasts during Autumn season.
Autumn is a surreal experience when color change can been seen from October to December in different mountains and cities. Among the highlights are the autumn colors in the gardens of temples in Kyoto where they beautifully complement the ancient architecture. Some gardens and temples have illuminations which itself is treat for all nature and photography lovers.