Momiji!! That’s what we were hoping to see. We were early and we knew it, but we hoped that by some freak of nature, Japan would be awash with colour. Not to be, unfortunately.
So we bought a book. We brought it home with us. It is a permanent fixture on the bedside table and here is the tour of the “Autumn Colors of Kyoto” Photographs by Hidehiko Mizuno, Kayu Mizuno, Yasutaka Ogawa.
Page 55 – Traditional dried confectioneries in seasonal shapes and colours
Page 86 – Kibune Shrine
Page 82 – Genko-an Temple
Page 84 – Oharagawa River
My moody assistant pawing over the dust cover!