Chrysanthemum in Kyoto
Chrysanthemum, Kiku(菊) in Japanese, is at bloom in November and many houses in Kyoto put this flower at their entrance to decorate them.
By the way, this flower reminds us of the Emperior. One of the old Emperiors, Gotoba-Tennou, about 800 years ago used the flower as his emblem by choice. After that, this has been used as the emblem of the Emperior. Now this flower, as well as cherry blossom, Sakura(桜) in Japanese, is used as something of a national flower. For example, it is printed on the surface of Japanese passport and carved on the badge of Diet members.