El-Branden Brazil

Photographer, Writer & Mystic Traveller

Posts tagged ‘Winter’

Nikko In Winter (Japan)

Ice And Snow At Lake Chuzenji, Japan
Lake Chuzenji

Shinkyo Bridge, Nikko
Shinkyo Bridge

Kegon Falls, Nikko, Japan
Kegon Falls

Icy Lake Chuzenjiko, Nikko
Lake Chuzenji

Toshogu Shrine, Nikko
Toshogu Shrine

Chuzenji Temple, Nikko
Chuzenji Temple

Mount Nantai, Nikko
Mount Nantai

A Statue Of Ieyasu Tokugawa At Toshogu Shrine, Nikko
A Statue Of Ieyasu Tokugawa At Toshogu Shrine

Toshogu Shrine, Nikko
Toshogu Shrine

The Mausoleum Of Ieyasu Tokugawa, Toshogu Shrine, Nikko
The Mausoleum Of Ieyasu Tokugawa, Toshogu Shrine

Photography by El-Branden Brazil

The Transition Of Seasons

Autumn Paints Its Mood At A Zen Temple
Photography by El-Branden Brazil

Summers in Tokyo are extremely hot and humid. To the surprise of people outside of Japan, the temperatures here, match those in Bangkok and other tropical capitals. Japanese people often complain about the heat, but for me it beats the hell out of the British summer weather, and certainly I can live with the humidity over Winter’s chilly grip.

Unfortunately, Summer is now retreating, and the sound of the insects will also fade away shortly. The trees will change into their glorious red, orange and yellow spectacle, and then Winter will once again bring its misery upon me.

I wish that I could embrace Winter’s charms like other people, but I cannot: Skiing? Most definitely not. Christmas tackiness? Oh, God no! Snuggling up by a fire? Nah, I would prefer to be in the tropics. Spring cannot come soon enough.