Saturday, September 4, 2021



    On OTSUITACHI (First day of the month) at seven a.m., Taga Taisha gives invocation for the people who come to receive it at the worship place, but it was cancelled today because a state of emergency was announced to avoid spreading of the coronavirus. Even so, more people than on a normal morning came to the shrine and prayed early this morning. September has just started. The big buzz of cicadas from trees seems to signal the end of the summer. There are some rice paddies where rice harvesting has already been done and some are a golden color consisting of rice plants with full ears of rice. It is such beautiful early autumn scenery. Red flowers of cockscomb on the way attracted me and I was surprised by persimmon fruits which were already colored. I enjoyed my morning walk to find autumn.