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2014/11/08
Autumn Colors Report 2014 - Harmony of Yellow and Red Colors at Showa Memorial Park

Entrance of Showa Memorial Park from Tachikawa station

Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/400 sec, ISO-100)

Now, the autumn colors are arriving at big parks and gardens in Central Tokyo. This weekend, I came to Showa Memorial Park at Tachikawa, where Gingko trees are said to be showing beautiful yellow leaves.

I arrived here in the early morning and found that plenty of people are already in the park. It seems like they are holding a town festival.

 

Fluffy Japanese pampas grass at Showa Memorial Park

Canon EOS 6D, Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (90mm, f/5.6, 1/50 sec, ISO-100)

Well, I found this fluffy Japanese pampas grass in the very beginning of the park. Everything is going well!

 

Avenue across Showa Memorial Park

Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/4, 1/40 sec, ISO-100)

I crossed the bridge over the big avenue while going to the paid area. The town of Tachikawa itself does have autumn colors.

 

Colorful square at Showa Memorial Park

Canon EOS 6D, Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 IIDG HSM (24mm, f/8, 1/15 sec, ISO-100)

I paid 410 yen and entered the area. Wow! Amazing!! Gingko trees grow all along the square while colorful flowers add gorgeous taste to them.

 

Gingko gate of Showa Memorial Park

Canon EOS 6D, Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (147mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO-100)

I walked into the Gingko street. It was relaxing and comfortable to walk under the yellow leaves. It reminds me of sakura street of Meguro River this year.

Sakura at Meguro River

 

Happy moment at Gingko Road of Showa Memorial Park

Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/200 sec, ISO-100)

I shooted the view from the shade. There were many families and tourists spending happy moments in the Gingko street.

 

Entrance of the pond at Showa Memorial Park

Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/160 sec, ISO-100)

After enjoying the Gingko street, I arrived at the pond. Autumn colors of Sakura trees welcomed us. A bit dazzling, haha.

 

Big sakura tree at Showa Memorial Park

Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/400 sec, ISO-100)

There were a big Sakura tree with its reflection on the pond. Sakura trees enjoy people not only in spring but also in autumn.

 

Drop-like Leaves at Showa Memorial Park

Canon EOS 6D, Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (200mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO-200)

I found beautifully-shaped colorful leaves. I was like hearing the sound of children playing with some toys.

 

Yellow leaves with white trunks at Showa Memorial Park

Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/250 sec, ISO-100)

I came across such yellow leaves with the white trunks.

 

Lindera glauca at Showa Memorial Park

Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/320 sec, ISO-100)

Plus, here's a heavy black tree with beautiful orange leaves. It says the name is Lindera glauca. This park has a variety of autumn colors.

 

Gingko Cycling Road of Showa Memorial Park

Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/500 sec, ISO-100)

Indeed, you can run around the park by bicycle, too. The cycling road is surrounded by autumn colors like this. It must be pretty comfortable to run in the cool air!

 

Colorful view at Showa Memorial Park

Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/500 sec, ISO-100)

Trees with various colors are growing together. This park is really a good place to shoot autumn colors in Tokyo.

 

Red maple leaves at Showa Memorial Park

Canon EOS 6D, Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (200mm, f/4.5, 1/30 sec, ISO-320)

When I was walking along the pond, I found this vivid red color in a low place. It looks nice. Maybe this is the first vivid red Japanese maple leaves this year.

 

Entrance of Japanese Garden at Showa Memorial Park

Canon EOS 6D, Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (90mm, f/2.8, 1/50 sec, ISO-100)

Finally, I arrived at the entrance of the Japanese garden. The autumn colors in the entrance let me hold high expectations for the inside.

 

Autumn colors at Showa Memorial Park 01

Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/200 sec, ISO-100)

Oh!! What a nice street!!!

 

Autumn colors at Showa Memorial Park 02

Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/200 sec, ISO-100)

There are leaves of various beautiful colors well-arranged by the admins of the garden.

 

Autumn colors at Showa Memorial Park 03

Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/200 sec, ISO-100)

As you see, there are quite a few people trying to photograph the best shots of autumn colors.

 

Maple leaves with river at Showa Memorial Park

Canon EOS 6D, Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (70mm, f/2.8, 1/50 sec, ISO-100)

Japanese maple leaves are growing over the small river.  It looks very Japanese.

 

Fallen maple leaves at Showa Memorial Park

Canon EOS 6D, Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (90mm, f/2.8, 1/50 sec, ISO-100)

The small river was decorated with the colorful fallen leaves. It makes me feel the sense of autumn.

 

Autumn colors and bridge at Showa Memorial Park

Canon EOS 6D, Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (152mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO-100)

There was a bridge in the inner part of the garden. People were enjoying walking across the bridge with the autumn colors.

 

Bonsai at Showa Memorial Park

Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/250 sec, ISO-100)

Last photo from the garden is bonsai. Indeed, there is a bonsai area in the garden, which has tens of beautiful bonsai pots. This is also a nice point of Showa Memorial Park.

 

Cat at Showa Memorial Park 01

Canon EOS 6D, Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (98mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec, ISO-100)

By the way, I found one wild cat in the park, too.

 

Cat at Showa Memorial Park 02

Canon EOS 6D, Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (70mm, f/2.8, 1/80 sec, ISO-100)

It looks graceful, isn't it?

 

Cat at Showa Memorial Park 03

Canon EOS 6D, Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (125mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec, ISO-100)

Then, it went into a sleeping session. I thank this park and the cat for the happy moment.

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Takumi Nasuno. Tanagura Supporters' Ambassador (Official supporter of Tanagura Town of Fukushima Prefecture). A man who recommends TRIPLESSO just as he likes. A multi-language blogger for mainly nature photography. Currently I'm off from my main job (knowledge management and data analytics) and devoting myself to childcare for my newborn baby for half a year.
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