September is still really hot in Japan. Somehow it was bearable for me this year, I think because I had escaped for a few weeks to lovely New Zealand winter. We managed to get out and about quite a lot.
A lot of public holidays and events fall in the latter part of the year. Sports Day, Grandparent's Day (Respect for the Aged Day), First Day of Autumn (Equinox).
|The view back to town from the park / nature reserve.|
|At a new park that opened in our city.|
|This is Kansai Airport. Built on a man-made island 3km out.|
|I had a girl's day out at this cool cafe, housed in a cotton mill.|
|My three boys (husband and the boys now 13 and 8)|
|Higanbana - these flowers bloom around cemeteries in early autumn|
|My favourite shrine/ temple, Negoro-ji.|
|The Giant Undies Race, like a three-legged race. At sport's day.|