A warm lesson from frosty Tokyo

A path can be picked through the cold when you’re immersed in a place – as I was. As Autumn was. Winter slowed his approach at the sight of vibrant leaves, captivating crimson and gold.

Shinjuku Gyoen

December arrived. At first I wondered how the leaves could still have had such COLOUR, but it was simple: they chose not to be dulled by the icy air.

Japanese Garden

Imperial Palace, Chiyoda
Autumn Japan
Autumn Tokyo
Meiji Shrine, Shibuya

Not long after returning to a feverish Australia –

‘It was hard to imagine that Summer was home when the air in my nose was so icy cold, and it’s hard to believe that I was walking around in snow just over a week ago when the hot air envelopes me at midnight.’

Autumn in Japan

Shinjuku Gyoen

But Autumn can shine through Winter, and so can Summer. So can Spring. 

Tokyo in Autumn

– T

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