Thursday, September 9, 2010
The awful, record-breaking hot and humid weather we've been suffering through has suddenly become fall-like. There isn't a whole lot of time for those of us in Hokkaido before the long winter comes 'round the corner, so I plan to wallow in the sights, sounds, smells, textures, and tastes of autumn while I can. Here's a chestnut for you. The words translate to "Under a Spreading Chestnut Tree," the first line in a popular Japanese children's song.