Reveling in the spirit of autumn, yesterday we went to Meiji Jingu (shrine), along with the rest of Tokyo, to appreciate the boulevard of yellow leaved ginko trees that line the way to the Meiji Jingu outer gardens (a place comprised largely of sport stadiums). The ginko tree has particular significance to Tokyo as the symbol of the Metropolitan govt - a stylised version of it appears on all Tokyo Met. Govt. signs and correspondence. A huge effort is made to keep the leaves swept away.