Oranges and Persimmons: Yamanobe-no-Michi trail, Part 2

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Canon Elan 7E / Color / fall / Film / Fujicolor Superia Premium 400 / japan / outdoors / travel / triple d minilab

Persimmon grove; Yamanobe-no-Michi trail

Cabbage scrap heap beneath a persimmon tree; Yamanobe-no-Michi trail
Close-up on a cabbage patch; Yamanobe-no-Michi trail
Orange bush covered with a net; Yamanobe-no-Michi trail
Oranges through a textured pane; Yamanobe-no-Michi trail
A crate of persimmons, soaked to the core; Yamanobe-no-Michi trail
Orange towel hung out to dry, village on Yamanobe-no-Michi trail
Twan in the forest, Yamanobe-no-Michi trail

Squished crab on a village road; Yamanobe-no-Michi trail

More photos from a walk along the Yamanobe-no-Michi, after the rain. It was still too early in the season for flaming trees, but elsewhere, the orange was a-callin’.

The Yamanobe trail is actually an ancient road that runs along the eastern edge of the Nara basin, at the foot of Mt. Miwa. In terms of landscape, it is surprisingly varied, passing through forests and bamboo groves, shrines and old tombs, small villages, rice fields, and fruit orchards.

How to choose

* Persimmons: One of my favorite poems by Li-Young Lee.

Camera: Elan 7E
Film: Fuji Superia Premium 400
Lab: Triple D Minilab, Singapore


    • I can hardly believe it either, but we didn’t buy any. My hands were full. If I lived in Japan, though, perhaps I would invest in a dedicated persimmon bag.

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