Friday, October 28, 2016

The Sweet Smell of Autumn in Japan

Recently, as I was walking, I started smelling something sweet and wonderful, but couldn't identify what it was.  The smell traveled, so I didn't see the tree at first.  Many houses have this tree in their back yards or walled gardens.  I don't remember seeing or smelling this in Hokkaido.  

It is the kinmokusei tree. I don't know the transation in English, but I think it is some type of olive tree.  I hope it lasts a long time!


  1. Hi Pamela it's a very pretty tree .

  2. Pretty with a sweet scent. That's how I feel about Lilacs in May.
    xx, Carol

  3. Isn't this lovely. It's the little notes of nature that keep us going isn't it.