#502 Ginkgo Trees

The Ginkgo Tree is an iconic tree for the fall season kouyou/autumn leaves viewing.

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They turn from a dark green into this beautiful, startling yellow color.
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It is sometimes called the Maidenhair tree in English, but in Japanese it’s いちょう・ichou.

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Do you recognise Tokyo’s symbol? 
toyko prefecutreSometimes you’ll see it on official Tokyo City signs, like this:

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The Tokyo metropolitan symbol represents the T for Tokyo and also the ginkgo leaf.

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See the resemblance?

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