ii) All of the oranges disappear and are replaced with abundant amounts of autumnal fruit including fresh figs, persimmons, dragonfruit and akebi. See my Japanese fruit post.
iii) Teachers bring in their autumn produce for you to try out
iv) Suddenly the plain bowls of rice become chesnut rice
v) Rice harvesting everywhere and anywhere where theres space to grow it
vi) Rice harvest dust gets to all hayfever sufferers.
vii) You start wondering where your hottie is (hot water bottle)
I have personally loved the drop in temperature. It's been like an English summer here for the past few weeks, and I can actually breathe again, perfect!
Autumn leaf viewing is also a favourite Japanese past time along with autumn apple, pear and grape picking (well....technically it's tasting) Last week I went along to an apple picking trip in which we crammed so much in it as worth writing another post. I have yet to go on a leaf viewing excursion, I'll keep my eye out though!