Waves of gold in Japan
Mark Brazil teaches biodiversity and conservation at Rakuno Gakuen University, Hokkaido, Japan. He writes in The Japan Times:
"A little over a month ago, in the early days of December, I encountered a wave of color in the mountains of central Honshu that I miss in Hokkaido: the delightful, dreamy gold of ginkgo (icho) leaves. By now, that particularly beautiful wave must be reaching its southern limits, perhaps even petering out toward the southwestern region of Honshu."
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