Momiji: when the leaves turn red
It is mid-september, so for anyone living in the northern hemisphere that means summer is officially over. Those warm days of sitting in the sun and of wearing summer dresses, shorts and flip-flops are over and the dark winter months are fast approaching. Kids are back to school, the mornings are getting darker, the wind colder and the mood gloomier. While the end of summer is not an exciting prospect to many, in Japan one of the most beautiful times of year is about to begin: Momiji season.