Thursday, October 20, 2011

October in Japan

Enryaku-ji, Hiei-san 

Nobody manages autumn like the Japanese. Trees are selected and placed near temples just so they will contribute a certain splash of color for a few weeks in October. It's like creating a painting. The photos below which I took in 1985 at Ehei-ji in Fukui Prefecture show Japanese maples precisely positioned for their annual autumnal display.


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