Autumn Leaves and Kazurabashi
Last week I traveled to Tokushima prefecture to visit the mountains. I love being outdoors and I enjoy walking in nature. While I was visiting the leaves were changing and the colours were beautiful!
I enjoyed seeing the autumn leaves very much! In Australia where I live most of the trees are ‘evergreen’ trees, which have green leaves all year. So for me autumn leaves are exciting and unusual.
In Tokushima I visited the Iya Valley and saw the Kazurabashi, suspension bridges made from vines that go across rivers and deep valleys.
The techniques that are used to make the Kazurabashi are very old and intricate. In the past there were once thirteen vine bridges in the Iya region, and they were used by the people of Iya for their daily livelihood. Today three vine bridges remain, which are regularly maintained and often visited by travelers and sightseers.
I had a wonderful time in Tokushima prefecture and I hope to visit again one day!