Even though I thought that the Sakura blossoms had fallen already, I dropped in at Hatagaya Fudouson Temple, looking for something interesting here. To my surprise, it turned out that the Double Sakura blossoms are almost in full bloom. And the bigger surprise is...
this spring red leaves in the inner area! Indeed, Japanese Maple leaves get red in the very limited period in spring because the brightness of the sunlight is not enough for them to create chlorophyll. I guess many Japanese people even don't know the name of red spring maple leaves, or Haru-momiji (春紅葉) in Japanese. The leaves looks a bit transparent and gives me a very soft impression.
You can enjoy spring red leaves from the midst of April to the beginning of May. (I guess it will be around two weeks after Sakura blossoms fell.) This will be a great chance to enjoy temples and shrines after the Sakura season for you!
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