16 November 2009
When I took things out of my baggage, I found a leaf there. It must have fallen from the roadside trees. Yesterday, I joined Art Mucho, an art event that took place at the main street in Hachioji, thanks to Mr. Kimura, who makes excellent birds' feather accessories made of clay. The event lasted until six o'clock in the evening. By then the sun was completely down and the street full of sellers with a few lights, which reminded me of the night market in Hanoi.
Since I couldn't identify the trees above the booth at the site, I looked up some guide books to learn that they were Katsura trees(Cercidiphyllum japonicum). The leaf in my bag still smells somewhat sweet.