Koyo season is upon us, and probably the best location around Kamakura to marvel at the beauty of autumn leaves is the quiet temple of Engakuji (円覚寺). Today, we’ll stroll around the temple complex and discuss some of the history of the Shogunate of Kamakura and Zen Buddhism.
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Η εποχή του μομίτζι-γκάρι (紅葉狩り), δηλαδή της παρατήρησης των κόκκινων φύλλων που πέφτουν απ’ τα δέντρα.
A quiet koyo season at the University of Tokyo
The most characteristic color of November is the crimson red of Momiji (Maple) leaves. The second most characteristic is the yellow of Iccho (Ginkgo) leaves. In all honesty, the vivid golden color of lush branches around this time of the years, is more impressionable in contrast to the remaining greenery or the blue sky. OhContinue reading “A quiet koyo season at the University of Tokyo”
Day Hike from Tokyo: The Tanzawa Mountains, Tonodake and Tanzawa
[Visited on October 4th, 2020] We already know that people are mesmerized by Mt. Fuji. But as I have already described before, Mt. Fuji up-close doesn’t have the best view – or best scent for what is worth. In order to get the most out of it, a lot of people opt to climb theContinue reading “Day Hike from Tokyo: The Tanzawa Mountains, Tonodake and Tanzawa”