Sunday, December 05, 2010

紅葉狩り "momijigari"

Megan Saltman (photos can be enlarged with a single click)

momijigari. A Japanese word meaning "to watch the autumn leaves change colors."

This activity may be somewhat common in Tokyo (in Autumn).

Some momiji trees that live in the city are artificially illuminated at night.

Autumn in Central Japan lasts about two months (mid-October to mid-December).

The momiji leaves are small and thin, like paper stars.

A long shutter speed after sundown can intensify their color.

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