Thursday, 26 January 2012

Autumn Reminiscence - A Place That Feels Like Home

OK, so I lied. Again. This "Autumn Reminiscence" series was supposed to be a 7-part posts, and I  got 8 posts up already. I told you in the previous post that's the last post on autumn. Yeah yeah... I have no  integrity. heh

I just think that it would remiss of me to not post about a place that we keep returning to. It's a place that I wouldn't mind living if or when I get the chance to one day, make Japan my home. 

The street of Asakusa, on one fine Autum day...  I do miss "my" Asakusa. ^^
psstt... there'll be a Sky Tree special one of these days. Wait for it.

As firmly cemented clam-shells
Fall apart in Autumn
So, I must take to the road again
Farewell, my friends
                                Matsuo Basho 

Kiri jalan, kanan pun jalan
Sama tengah pokok mengkudu
Kirim jangan, pesan pun jangan
Sama-sama menahan rindu

translation:
Right and left, a path is broken
Round a small morinda tree
Give no message, send no token
Let our longing, dormant be!
and I guess that pretty much sum up my feelings for Japan.

While you are visiting, do read the previous Autumn Reminiscence posts that was put up earlier.
Autumn Reminiscence - Lake Kinrinko
Autumn Reminiscence - Shikoku Mura
Autumn Reminiscence - Nara
Autumn Reminiscence - Ritsurin Koen
Autumn Reminiscence - Ueno Park
Autumn Reminiscence - Yanaka Cemetery
Autumn Reminiscence - Yokohama
Autumn Reminiscence - In A Foreign Country

32 comments:

  1. That yellow building seems to match the trees. Nice autumn city scenes.

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  2. This is a yellow lie?
    Because it's autumn.

    I made you lots of ABC!
    This is a white lie.
    Because it's winter mah! Ha...

    I'm back again. ;)

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    1. LOL

      Welcome back! How was CNY in Finland?

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    2. You are not going to believe this...
      They even had proper stage performance, stalls, lion dance, etc like a real festival!
      Nobody would have thought that could happen in Helsinki, right?

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    3. Whoa! Way cool!

      So, they brought in a troupe or something to perform in Helsinki. You really can celebrate CNY anywhere in the world, it seems. ^^

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    4. Ha ha... From Beijing indeed.
      Chinese people very good on bed, we multiply like rats.
      Now you know why China so many people.
      You see us everywhere on earth lah.
      Scary but true! kakaka

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    5. Hey! I thot in China can only "multiply" once now. Cannot do like a rabbit and multiply a lot! ;p

      Chinese people are sure everywhere. And the interesting fact - the ability to still retain the Chinese'ness (is there such a word?) despite being far from the Motherland.

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  3. Tokyo Sky Tree and ginkgo leaves in one shot? That was well worth waiting for. I love the fact that you're a numerically challenged liar. ^^ I'm quite sure you're hiding many more photos. Aren't you?

    Asakusa is a very special place. Come back soon!

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    1. You are too kind with your words. ^^

      I think I should keep some for the coming autumn and post them, don't you think? Otherwise, I'll still be talking (or blogging) about autumn even when winter is nearing an end. ;p

      I will return! But sadly, not soon. booohooo

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    2. So what, pray tell, is wrong with autumn 12 months a year? Ah well. I'll happily ogle your other pix too. ^^ PS: That is a particularly beautiful Basho poem.

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    3. Much as I love the Autumn, I can't neglect other posts that are now languishing in drafts. That's why.

      I love the poem most. :)

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  4. It is never going to end! I don't mind because I love Japan in Autumn. Some more great pictures that make me miss the place even more. I hope to return soon :)

    Japan Australia

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    1. Indeed!

      Autumn sure is a lovely season for a vacation. I'm kicking myself for not visiting Japan in autumn sooner! ;P

      So, there are plans for a return trip, I gather? :)

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    2. Hope so soon! Would like to be back this year or earlier next year at the latest :)

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  5. Beautiful japan! :D I hope you someday make your dream into reality! Living in Japan sounds really cool!

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    1. I wish I can someday but truth be told, I don't think I have the right temperament for Japan. xD

      But I know hubby will fit just fine, being such a stickler for rules. ;p

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  6. Yes, I was also going to say, I think you should relocate to Japan. You are even more obsessed than I am! Ha Ha.. Anyway, it isn't too far away for you to fly there for your yearly holidays.

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    1. But those yearly holidays were and will cause a serious dent in our pocket.

      Sigh... relocating to Japan sounds nice. Reality wise : I'm a wuss and I do happen to like my country too. ;p

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  7. Just gorgeous.. Have I ever said my fav season is autumn because of the yellow,red,brown leaves? Love!

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    1. I think you have but nothing wrong about declaring love over and over again, right? ^^

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  8. OK, so how many more posts to this Autumn Reminiscence series? Surely it won't end on number 8? LOL!

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    1. But 8 is an auspicious number! ;)

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  9. Wah! You want to make Japan your home one day?

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    1. Berangan saja. I think if I do make a move there, then reality hits and maybe Japan won't look so nice to me anymore and I'll start bitching about the country pulak. huhu

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  10. Looks like I won't be getting the panda from you. Lost or stolen! Boo too!!

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    1. Oh shoot! Seems like there are two people that didn't get my souvenir. :(

      Ah well... then I just have to go there again and buy you another. And next time, I'll pass it to you personally! ;p

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  11. Autumu can get great photo easily. I remember that there are many trees along the street in Tokyo.
    It's good.

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    1. Autumn is a dream season to take lovely shots, I agree. :)

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  12. Is that a sculpture of a rabbit? He seems to enjoy the autumn sunshine. The golden glow of the building and temple at night matches the color of the autumn leaves.

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    1. Yup, a rabbit enjoying a spot of sun. ^^

      There are a few art installation one can see, touch and play with by the Sumida River too. The rabbit is a part of a playground, if I'm not mistaken. :)

      Golden hues sure is the colour of Autumn. ^^

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