I am afraid of heights, so seeing this older guy on top of this tree with few branches caught me by surprise. He seems perfectly at ease.
These two bowls are just one third of the yusura plum’s harvest. It’s a small tree behind Kuge Crafts, and it produces a lot. Thanks to Yoshiko Kuge for the photo and explanation about her jam-making.
My Tokyo in-laws have a tiny backyard with this sour red plums. Hope we eat them before the birds get them. Behind Kuge Crafts.
Happy new year!
At Yoyogi park.
Zelkova, called keyaki in Japanese, is a super elegant street tree. I love the contrast between the dark bark and golden leaves.