In October, we change the position of the tea utensils to Nakaoki style because it’s at the turn of the seasons.
Japanese fresh sweets made of sugar, rice powder and beans also changes according to the seasons.
We can feel the harvest in the autumn even in the city town.
Wish the harvest in the autumn
The ears of the rice is described on the votive picture tablet which we offer to a shrine or temple.
The bright orange made me imagine the beautiful ears of the rice field.
Although we don’t have much chance to see the wide field in Kyoto city, I remember the scenery in Kyo-tanabe city where we could see the beautiful rice field in the autumn from the station around my university.
We often display Japanese silver grass (susuki) instead of the ears of the rice in September to wish the harvest in the autumn.
Autumn sweets made of Japanese chestnuts
I often see this kind of sweets made of chestnuts in the tea ceremony lately.
The sweets on the photo were made by Kyoto Kuriya, which means the specialist of the sweets made of Japanese chestnuts.
Of course they are open whole in the year, but the autumn is the best time for them.
42 Daimonji-cho Aburanokoji-dori Nakagyo-ku Kyoto
Roasted chestnuts and sweet potato
It’s like a diamond in the autumn made by Nijo-Wakasaya in Kyoto.
It’s also sold with Japanese sweet potato. You will find it’s different from the western style.
Talking about the autumn fruits, I like the persimmon very much.
Look at these! It’s made of sugar and rice powder.
It’s too pretty to eat.
I was surprised that even inside of this sweets looked like the real persimmon.
It was made by Sasaya Morie, near Kinkakuji (Golden pavilion) and Waratenjin shrine.
We can feel and enjoy autumn harvest even in the tea room in the city town.