One of the treats in Japan and Korea around this time of year is the persimmon. The fruits of the persimmon tree (called kaki in Japanese) are one of the most vivid colors in the winter landscape — along with sazanka flowers.
It’s considered good luck, and good courtesy, to leave some fruits for the birds, which shouldn’t be an issue with this heavily loaded tree we found in Kyoto prefecture.
Patrick M. Lydon
born San Jose, USA / lives Osaka, Japan