Hey Shonen Soda Family,
September in Japan is a month of contrasts. As summer transitions into autumn, Japan undergoes a beautiful metamorphosis, offering visitors and locals alike a unique blend of cultural events, natural beauty, and seasonal delights.
1. Nature's Palette:
As September progresses, the first hints of koyo (autumn foliage) begin to appear. While the peak of the autumn colors is still a month or two away, places like Hokkaido start showcasing brilliant hues of red, orange, and gold. The cooling temperatures make it ideal for hikes and outdoor activities.
2. Festivals and Traditions:
September is rich in cultural events. The month starts with the 'Tsukimi' or Moon Viewing Festival, where people celebrate the autumn moon by offering dango (rice dumplings) and decorating their homes with pampas grass. It's a serene event that connects the Japanese with their ancestral traditions.
3. Typhoon Season:
September is also the peak of typhoon season in Japan. While the weather can be unpredictable with occasional heavy rains, it also brings about cooler temperatures, providing relief from the intense summer heat.
September in Japan is a blend of the old and the new, the traditional and the modern. Whether you're a nature lover, a food enthusiast, or a culture seeker, Japan in September has something special to offer.
With all our fizz and love,
The Shonen Soda Team.