Source: © SocialWire Co., Ltd. Contest-winning photo shows a fairytale scene of fawns in Nara and beautiful fall foliage 2020-11-05 Thu 2020-11-05 Thu Do you miss Japan (or hope to visit) in the future? As the pandemic is preventing travel for most, those who have an interest Japan have no choice but to wait. If you need any more motivation to put Japan on your bucket list of travel destinations, viewing beautiful photos of Japan's changing seasons is one way to do it. Having a calendar of such photos could be even better. Although it's not a printed calendar, we can introduce you to the next best thing. Insurance provider SBI Ikiki SSI Inc. and Tokyo Camera Club have a photo contest entitled 「カレンダーにしたい日本の四季」karendā ni shitai nihon no shiki ("Japanese seasons you want to put in a calendar"), and this year's top prize is a true gem. Submitted by rinrin7281_for_photo_contest, this photo, entitled 「朝のコミュニケーション」 asa no komyunikēshon ("Morning Communication"), has an almost fairytale-like quality. As the light of the morning sun shines on a grassy clearing carpeted in the vermillion, auburn and yellow hues of fallen leaves, we see an adorable pair of fawns having a tender moment, while the branches of a tree displays gorgeous fall foliage. © SocialWire Co., Ltd. According to the caption, the photographer took this shot near Nara Park. As anyone who has traveled to Nara surely knows, the city is famous for its population of deers which are left to roam wherever they please. "Japanese Seasons You Want to Put in A Calendar" photo contest winners The entire collection of calendar-worthy images of Japan's changing seasons can be viewed at the contest website page here. The following is a sample of some of the photos you'll find: Title:「雪夜」(snowy night) / Location: UNESCO World Heritage Site Shirakawa-gō, Gifu Prefecture この投稿をInstagramで見る @hrkety23がシェアした投稿 - 2020年 8月月31日午前6時17分PDT Title: 「春のめざまし時計」(Spring alarm clock) / Location: Yuki Shrine, Tsu, Mie Prefecture この投稿をInstagramで見る ゆかめ(@yucameclub)がシェアした投稿 - 2020年 8月月30日午前2時04分PDT Title: 「ネモフィラ畑と風車」(Nemophila field and windmill) / Location: Tsurumi Ryokuchi Park, Osaka この投稿をInstagramで見る Ryuhei.Suguri(@ryuheisuguri)がシェアした投稿 - 2020年 8月月25日午前9時51分PDT Title: 「千輪の花園」(flower garden of a thousand blossoms) / Location: Watarase Retarding Basin, Itakura, Gunma Prefecture この投稿をInstagramで見る heni510(@heni510)がシェアした投稿 - 2020年 8月月25日午前4時44分PDT Title: 「備中松山城の雲海」(Bitchu Matsuyama Castle's sea of clouds) / Bitchu Matsuyama Castle, Takahashi, Okayama Prefecture この投稿をInstagramで見る ハタボー(@hatabo159)がシェアした投稿 - 2020年 8月月28日午前7時01分PDT "Japanese Seasons You Want to Put in A Calendar" photo contest. By - Ben K. Tags: Calendar / Deer / fall foliage / Japanese seasons / Nara / photo contest grape Japan Art Contest-winning photo shows a fairytale scene of fawns in Nara and beautiful fall foliage Related Article Nara’s famous deer enjoy sea of sakura in breathtaking video Best Places in Japan to View Autumn Leaves YUK Cosmetics: Tallow from culled Hokkaido Ezo deer “pests” turned into beauty products Photographer captures ethereal sight of lanterns reflected on Sarusawa Pond in Nara Many Days of Summer Sun in 2018: Earliest End Ever for Rainy Season in Tokyo Ancient Japanese Tomb Cakes Are All Yours To Dig Up… And Eat!