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Autumn greetings from Tokyo

24 Oct

Fall has arrived in Tokyo.  Earlier this month kinmokusei (osmanthus fragrans) began to bloom everywhere in the city, bringing the familiar scent of fall. Walking around the neighborhood, I immediately recognized the pleasant scent of kinmokusei which brought back memories from my childhood.

Come to think of it, the last time I experienced fall in Japan was 16  years ago.  I enjoyed fall in Ohio very much, but fall in Japan is very beautiful also.  Here are some of the plants and the flowers you see in Tokyo at this time of the year.

Kinmokusei 3

Kinmokusei

Kosumosu

Cosmos

Kosumosu 3 Kosumosu 2

leaves

Pyracantha (ピラカンサ)

Pyracantha (ピラカンサ)

Kaki (persimmon)

Kaki (persimmon)

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