Autumn is deepening after the hottest summer in history. The scent of goldwood rhinoceros disappeared, and Ritto came. Sunsets are getting sharper by the day. I want to enjoy the atmosphere of late autumn. We have just over a month left this year. I started preparing New Year’s cards.
Little autumn has finally arrived on the beach at Chigasaki. The sun setting over Mt. Fuji also looks somewhat cool. It’s already October. The cold dew that falls on plants and trees in the 24 seasons is also near. There are three months left in the year. The sky is high.
Autumn has come to the sea of Seto. The sea is blue. Enjoyed the early autumn breezes and views on the embankment of Gunchu Port in Iyo City, Ehime Prefecture. On the side of Goshikihama, there is a legend that a princess of the Heike family threw herself into a five-colored stone. A boat leaves the harbor for fishing. I watched the sunset with a cat on the embankment. Fall in the Seto Inland Sea heals the mind.
Summer is passing. This summer has been the hottest ever, but by the day the sounds of cicadas have become quieter and the one of insects in the grass louder. There is something melancholy about the sound of evening cicadas. The sky rises and autumn comes.
It is midsummer. I go to the beach at Chigasaki, can see blue sky and sea , white nyuudougumo over the Pacific Ocean. It’s the summer scene. The severe heat has continued this summer, but it feels like the sky has gotten a little higher for Rissyu. Today evening I saw the sunset for the first time in a long time and moon. The clouds are turning orange. Late summer is just around the corner.
On my way home from work, I cool off at the riverside of the Kachidoki Bridge over the Sumida River. Many pleasure boats passe by constantly. The night breeze feels good. The Tsukiji market across the river is long gone. I can see Tokyo Tower in the direction of Tsukiji Ohashi. Many high-rise condominiums have increased in the opposite direction, toward Tsukudajima. The night view is beautiful.
Hamaori Festival is back after four years due to the coronavirus. Blessed with clear weather, the golden phoenix on the mikoshi stands out against the blue of the sky and sea. About 40 mikoshi from shrines in Chigasaki City and Samukawacho gather on the beach at Chigasaki Beach every year from the dawn of Sea Day and parade in the distinctive “Dokkoi-dokkoi” chant of the Soshu mikoshi. After arriving, the mikoshi enters the sea and performs a purification ceremony. A summer tradition in Chigasaki that tells of the coming of midsummer. See you next year.
The summer solstice has come. The beginning of summer. The sun is sinking to its northernmost position. On the beach at Chigasaki, the main character changed from Hama Nichugao to Hamayu. The rainy season isn’t over yet, but sea houses are starting to build and the sea is dressed for summer. Mt. Fuji is watching quietly.
The port of Yokohama goes well with roses and blues. Enjoy porridge and Shaoxing wine in Chinatown and sea breezes in Yamashita Park. Comfortable. Roses are in full bloom and look great against the blue sky in May. The evening view of Yokohama from the big pier is very beautiful. A foreign bride is taking a photo with the sunset in the background. It was a refreshing day.
Walking through the mountains of Kamakura in the May rain. My mind is washed by the mist of the green and fragrance of young leaves. The coolness of light rain is also pleasant. The colorful flowers stand out against the fresh green. The green gradation of the mountains of Kamakura seen from Tenen is beautiful …. The Bee Gees’ “First of may” was a good song. Let’s come back.