Autumn (Tokyo Studio)

Hakuro: Swallows leave/ lycoris blooms (1 of 5)

September 15th, 2008

Hakuro 6 of 15
The first real suzuki (pampas) grass I have seen. This elegant arrangement was wrapped up in brown paper and hung up high, in front of the shutter, outside a shop that was closed for the public holiday. Is this a celebration of the season? Or perhaps an offering of thanks to the brightest and roundest full moon of the year?

2 Responses to “Hakuro: Swallows leave/ lycoris blooms (1 of 5)”

  1. 1 Lucas in Austinmer
    September 16th, 2008 at 7:45 am

    Today I went to the chemist to buy sunblock. Last season’s was half price, but it was that real thick stuff that makes you look like a ghost. They’re still waiting for a new shipment of the nice invisible cream you put on your face.

    And on the way home, my first “shirtlessness” sighting of the season.

  2. 2 jolaw
    September 16th, 2008 at 9:56 am

    No shirtless here but one certainly feels like at when one is dripping with sweat. But everyone else seems so impervious to the heat and humidity with immaculate atire and make-up. Air-conditioning is very mild (if at all), it is as though people feel that they must experience what the season has to offer. I think relief is on its way though.