Monday, 24 September 2012

Sitting in the cold

The temple gate and belfry in autumn rain.
Midday is still quite warm at this time of year in central Japan, but the temperature drops quite a lot in the evening through to early morning. When I go to the temple to sit in summer, I wear a light cotton samue with short, open arms to help keep me cool, if anything could. One of the challenges of sitting in summer is trying to ignore the beads of sweat running down my body, tickling my skin. But now autumn has come, and the mornings are refreshingly and comfortably cool.