The lingering summer heat of Japan is tough. In early September, it is popular autumn-like pattern in kimono such as balloon flower, bush clover and cricket. From the middle of September, rice plants, grapes, chestnuts and persimmon patterns are suitable and they remind us of a successful harvest on the autumn. Warm colors like vermillion, orange, brown and mustard are often used as a whole in autumn. The weather is going to get colder. We should have a shawl or coat against cold.