September 30, 2010

Autumn Leaves, Japan

Photograph by Michael Yamashita, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

"The road gods beckoned." Thus the poet Matsuo Basho set off in 1689 into Japan’s backcountry. His journal, Narrow Road to a Far Province, described a path, still visible on Natagiri Pass, that devotees have followed ever since.

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