November 9, 2007

Jindaiji, Chofu (November 7th)

Beautiful blue sky for the last day of autumn on the Japanese calendar.

Today I went to see the chrysanthemum exhibition at Jindai Botanical garden. There were more chrysanthemum flowers than the one I saw at Shinjuku Gyoen Park the other day. Each flowers were pretty beautiful but the way to display them didn't look like as elegant as the one at Shinjuku Gyoen. The maple leaves were just barely starting to change the colors there. We have to wait a little more to see nice autumn color around here in Tokyo. After that, of course I went to eat some Soba noodles at Yuusui Soba shop. It tastes always good!


Waterfall of chrysanthemums.

Miniature cyclamen started to bloom...

Autumn colors of waterlily leaves.

Maple leaves just started to change into yellow.

Citrus tachibana (Tachibana). This plant's flower is used as my family's crescent.

For lunch I ate Yuusui Soba, Vegetables Tempura and Soba Tofu.

I stopped by the JA Mitaka on the way home. They sell lots of vegetables and flowers grown by the hands of the local farmers. I made the chicken meatball soup with a hint of Yuzu citron flavor.

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