Today is the middle day of autumnal equinox week and a national holiday in Japan.
In the equinoctial weeks, they say spirits of ancestors return to this world. So special Buddhist services are held at the temples and people pay a visit to their ancestor's grave to offer flowers, incense and rice dumpling covered with bean jam called Ohagi.
There is a common Japanese saying "Summer heat or winter cold doesn't last after the equinox."
I hope real autumn finally arrived.