Autumn?is an active season in Tokyo.
All the hotness and humidity gone, people?get much more active than they were in summer.? There are Japanese proverbs showing how exciting a season autumn is:
??鴻????若??????? (“Autumn, a season for sports”)
茯??吾???? (“Autumn, a season for reading”)
蕋?罨蚊???? (“Autumn, a season for strong appetite”)
Definitely, it is better to read or play sports in the cool, comfortable season, than in the hot summer.
Also, autumn is the season of harvest.? There are various delicacies of the season, such as sweet chestnuts (???), brevoorts (腱????薛?)???and Matsutake mushrooms(??乗??).? Rice is also harvested in autumn, and is most delicious in this season.
The Kanjis “腱????薛?”, literally mean ‘autumn’, ‘sword’, ‘fish’.? It is written like this because brevoorts are fish which are in season in autumn, and look like swords.
Autumn is also a season of art.? It is said “??梧??????? (geijutsu no aki)” in Japanese.? Many art events take place in this season.
Tokyo Designers Week, an event of design,?is one of them.
Work from Tokyo Designers Week 2009
Many works by?top designers, shops,?and art students would be exhibited.? Marking its 25th anniversary, this year’s theme is ‘Environment’.
Of course Japan is?a treasure trove of unique tradition, but don’t forget that new designs and technologies are always being created too!
???Location: Meiji Jingu Gaien
???Period: Oct. 29 – Nov. 3