A Hackberry Tree in Asuka 明日香のエノキの木


The road to our elementary school was a part of a foot path along mountains.There was a big hackberry tree near a bridge.Steps on fallen-leaves of it made sounds like ‘kishi,kishi.’

There was such scene over the kid’s heads  20 years ago as yellow-coloured leaves, moss-covered trunk and branches spread in all directions.

As I felt he turned his face back, I became calm.

山際にそって続く遊歩道が、小学校の通学路だった。橋のたもとにエノキの大木が生えていて、秋に落ち葉を踏むと、キシキシという音がした。

黄色く鮮やかに染まった葉っぱ、ツタにからまられ苔むした幹、四方八方に広がった枝々。20年前の通学する小学生の頭上には、こんな景色があったんだ。

一瞬、子供の頃の自分が振り向いた気がして、心が和んだ。

It’s near Ishibutai Burial Mound in Asuka.

http://www.pref.nara.jp/nara_e/dd_aspx_menuid-1335.htm

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About kojiyoshimoto

Born in 1979 and grew up in Nara.Working for a city hall in Nara prefecture after 3 years carrier as an editor of design magazine in Tokyo. Hope my posts you inspire to go abroad to Japan!
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2 Responses to A Hackberry Tree in Asuka 明日香のエノキの木

  1. Gilraen says:

    Beautiful pictures!

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