I have been watching the autumn colour reports. It’s called “koyo” a celebration alongside Cherry Blossom in May. I have come to Takayama in the province of Gifu. As the slow train followed the river up the valley I could see the trees turning. You can imagine my delight when I arrived here. It’s much cooler up here. My home for a few days is a traditional house attached to a bathhouse. So squeaky clean sketching today. I did wonder why everybody had bells in the woods, ah that would be the Bears.