Tsukimi is Events to the moon for celebrate and thank harvest


There is an event to appreciate the autumn full moon which is said to have started since Heian period (794-1185). Japanese aristocrats got aboard boats for moon viewing. The event is called ‘Tsukimi' – moon viewing. What noticeable is that what was enjoyed was the moon reflected on the water surface -- or even the surface of the glass they hold -- rather than the actual moon in the sky. Then they enjoyed writing and reciting the poetry. How elegant… isn't it? Now the tradition is not only for aristocrats On the day of the autumn full moon, modern people ...

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