Good evening from Tokyo.
There is an interval of 2 days on my diary posting.
Now Japan is cold. Last week was hot, almost like the mid-summer. This week it’s cold like winter, not like autumn. I can’t sleep at night without my winter bedding. There are only two seasons in this autumn, either very hot or very cold. Where is my favourite, the mild and autumn-like autumn?
Today I walked in my town to run some of my own errands. I took some photos, so here I post them. The Gingko trees haven’t changed colour yet. In a few weeks they will turn brilliant yellow. Last weekend the weather was bad, today I could see blue sky. The clouds were really dynamic.
Today is Jusanya (ju-san-ya) of Mid-Autumn Festival in Japan. It’s a festival to see the moon. I could see the moon in the evening sky.
‘Jusanya’ means 13th night, especially the moon of the 13th September in Japan’s old lunisolar calendar. It is tonight.
Yesterday, Sunday, was the anniversary of Chopin’s death. He died in Paris on 17 October 1849. He was only 49 years old at the time.
In Warsaw, Poland, the final of the International Chopin Competition starts today. Two young Japanese pianists are among the finalists and will play Chopin’s piano concertos.
Tomorrow is the big day, Mitsuko Uchida’s recital in Tokyo. I’m really looking forward to it.
Good night. Have a beautiful dream!
Wear a mask and wash your hands.
Stay safe and healthy 😊😷🖖🖖🖖🖖🖖
18 October 2021 #tokyo #japan