Traveling overseas, I was reminded of just how wonderful Japan really is.
The thing I noticed most was how wonderful the seasons are. In a climate that has four separate seasons of spring, summer, fall, and winter, the changes in nature can be felt clearly because of Japan’s unique natural features.
I also think that Japanese people have a unique ability to carefully observe those changes with a subtle power of description. The natural phenomenon of plants, food, and animals changing with the seasons has been beautifully expressed in works of art since long ago.