November and December is a colourful time in Japan. This time is known as “koyo.” The leaves are changing colour, yellow, orange, and red. The gingko trees are a brilliant yellow. The maples trees are a mix of red and orange. The cherry trees are also red, but most of the leaves are gone now.
This morning, I was able to take some pictures of the trees. So, please enjoy!
These trees are related to the gingko, and are also bright yellow. Many of the leaves have fallen off.
Engyou Park in Shonandai has some beautiful red maple trees.
More Engyou Park with red and orange maple trees.
Around where I work, there are many ginkgo trees. They have distinctive fan-shaped leaves and a small fruit. The ginkgo nut is an expensive food to buy, but every autumn, after they fall to the ground, many people will gather them. They’re free ginkgo nuts! Unfortunately, whenever they fall on a sidewalk or street, many will be stepped on or driven on. Ginkgo nuts stink. They smell bad. But people seem to like eating them. This photo was taken today, showing the various autumn colours. Some trees are still green, but most have become yellow. All three of these trees are ginkgo trees.
This post has been added to a great new photo meme called “Show Me Japan,” hosted by the Japan blog Budget Trouble. Check it out!