October Issue 2017


What do you associate with autumn? Colorful autumn foliage is of course the typical answer, but what if you were to think in finer detail. Last month, you might have become conscious of autumn on seeing dragonflies or rice fields under the harvest moon. Maybe it’s autumn equinox flowers, chrysanthemums or cosmos that make you realize fall has resoundingly arrived.

Living in a big city maybe you have other associations with autumn, namely annual events that happen this time of year. There’s the immensely popular Oktoberfest at Akarenga. The Yokohama Marathon is one for running enthusiasts. We’re big fans of the Diwali (Indian) Festival in Yamashita Park. Maybe there are smaller neighborhood celebrations where you live. We hope you’ll venture out this month to watch or participate in a few of them. And if they’re fun and memorable (most are!), come next year, maybe you’ll have a new association with autumn.

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