Of course the beauty of the Nature has been existed from the ancient times.
At the same time we Japanese have polished the our own aesthetics.
It may be unique thought.
To explore something to transcend mere existence.
Yes, There is infinite number of things i do not know.
It is fun to know.
The colored leaves are the special objects of cultural praise.
Many 31-syllable Japanese poems(waka) and haikus have been given to them.
When it is this season, Japanese are rediscovering the tradition in it.
うらを見せ おもてを見せて 散るもみぢ
showing the back showing the face maple is scattered
"見" (ken, or miru). It is translated as find, see, observe, behold, look, etc.
This character is written by Kanzi, Regular script.
Etymology : Ideogrammic compound
目 (eye) + 儿 (human)
Something more than look is included in this words.
We have been always trying to find the beauty in nature, even tiny.
Pursuit of its inner beauty is a lofty consciousness.
奥山に 紅葉ふみわけ なく鹿の
猿丸大夫 (birth uncertain about 877 - 885 ?)
a deep mountain through colored leaves the deer crows
hear the voice sorrowful autumn day
Sarumaru no Taifu (birth uncertain about 877 - 885 ?)
Kyoto is an ancient city.
The color seemed to have been protected in the long history, too.
Sophisticated colors exist in profound environment.
白露の 色はひとつを いかにして
藤原敏行 (birth uncertain about 901 - 907 ?)
the white dew despite one color I wonder how
autumn foliage dyed in various
Fujiwara no Toshiyuki (birth uncertain about 901 - 907 ?)