December 11, 2019

Autumn leaves: Engaku-ji

Autumn leaves: Engaku-ji

Autumn is deepening with hurried steps and the leaves of the trees are turning yellow and red gradually in preparation for the arrival of harsh winter.

By the side of the Sangedatsu-mon (three gates of deliverance), the vermilion-colored leaves are glistening brightly in the transparent sun of the early afternoon like the golden clouds having come down from the canopy of heaven.

Before putting on beautiful autumnal tints, many leaves have already been lost because of the severe typhoons in this summer. Even so, just as if nothing had happened, the ablazing colors of the remained leaves emerge robustly and let me feel the swift and unchangeable passage of the seasons.

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