posted on Monday, November 24, 2014

Shōwa Kinen

Autumn is by far my favourite season in Japan and doing some research for a good spot to shoot the autumn colours I discovered Shōwa Kinen Park. It is a very large park set in Tachikawa on the western edges of Tokyo metropolitan area. The park is a memorial to empire Hirohito whose reign from 1926 to 1989 is defined as the Shõwa era.
But I must admit being autumn, it was the leaves I had come for and was lucky to witness a majestic display  of acers and ginkgo trees in all their beauty.