Spider lily, commonly known as 'Higan-bana' in Japan, is a flower which blooms around autumn equinox day in late September. When you see these flowers blooming in a field, you'll know that autumn has arrived. Since I saw some beautiful pictures of this flower on other articles of Japan Travel, I wanted to see them with my own eyes, too. Then I found just one spider lily blooming alone on a sidewalk in Fukui City. It was bathed in twilight sunshine and inexplicably beautiful. The autumn-colored sky and a lone beauty on a sidewalk made my day!
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I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The historical places where people lived, loved, suffered, and fought - places where I can still hear their heartbeats - mesmerize me. I'd like to retrace the footsteps of the people who lived in Japan a long long time ago, and introduce to you what they left behind on this soil.