Arctous alpinus var. japonicus

Some of the leaves are still very green between Mt. Kurodake’s peak and Ohachidaira. However, when viewed overall, the leaves are changing color earlier than they did last year.
The coloring will continue and spread over a larger area, and even now there are places where the leaves are quite beautiful.
In general, the Sorbus matsumurana are also still not quite in their fall mode. I will make a judgment on whether or not the season has started in my next report.
Photos: Near Pon Kurodake Aug. 18