Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Hints of Autumn

Although many Japanese believe that Japan is the only country with four seasons, it can be difficult at times to tell which season it is without checking the calendar. Due to its latitude, the distinctions between seasons are not as clear as they are in more northern areas, despite the fantasies of some nihonjinron fundamentalists.

It's October 5, and a few trees are just beginning to change to autumn colors in the Tokyo area.

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