More than a month has passed since I wrote a post on cosmos flowers in October. How have you been, my friends and readers? Nothing special has happened to me and I've been leading a rather hectic life as usual. I recently took some photos of maples when I went to Omi (Shiga Prefecture) with my sister.
Thousand Jizo Bodhisattvas in Kogorinji-temple （金剛輪寺）
after the rain
On November 19 she traveled to the Imperial Palace by horse-drawn carriage and presented her credentials to our Emperor. Though it is customary for newly arrived ambassadors to meet the Emperor, and even though Japanese people, including the media, usually hardly pay attention to any of the new foreign envoys, several TV broadcasters showed her procession LIVE!! I watched it live on TV, and was surprised by the huge number of onlookers in the streets. The American Camelot princess, she looked so elegant that day. Since I'm into taking pictures, I hope someday I will get to take some photos of an ambassador procession with horse-drawn carriages in the Palace Plaza! You can see her procession here (YouTube).
* photo↑ from Wikipedia
Ginkgo trees (December 2, 2013)