As mentioned previously, Japanese seem to be fascinated by hunting for autumn colours. They even have a word for it: Koyo. While I was in Japan, this was happening. In some places I was there a bit too early to experience it fully, but I could image what it must be like when it is at it best. There is even a forecast when to be where, and sightseeing maps often have little icons that indicate where to go to see the autumn colours.

I truly enjoyed the hunt – and seemed to fit in there perfectly. The colours are bright, especially the maple trees in the dark red, and the ginko trees in sunshine yellow. I love colours, and situations like these inspire me to work with bright colours even more to capture the atmosphere and flair of a particular moment.

 

Besides the hunt for autumn colours, I also went on a hunt for Japanese posters and ads. I enjoyed their variety. Their are often playful with comics or manga characters, bright, and cheerful. If you recognize one of the artists, let me know! I especially enjoyed the metro posters with advise on what to do and what not to do. I wish we had such cool ones here in Munich.

 

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