O-icho(Giant Ginkgo Tree)

A ginkgo tree at Hosen-ji Temple in Fukusada is approximately four hundred years old. The circumference of the tree is 5.3 meters,and  its height is 22 meters. At a point of four meters height from the roots,the big trunk separates into a myriad of small branches. The tree is called a "thousand branch"ginkgo tree. In autumn the leaves turn to a very beautiful,golden,yellow mass.

Photograohers from all over the region flock to the  tree to try to capture the tree at the height of its autumn colors.