Posted by: Agu
In Japan, we have the old custom to celebrate the full moon on 15th of August of the luna calender.
We call this custom "Tsukimi"(Moon Viewing).
In ancient times, it was the event to pray the rich harvest of rice.
Now, it is the event to enjoy viewing beautiful moon in the clear autumn sky.
At Tsukimi, rice dumplings are offered to the full moon.
Superstition tells us that a rabbit lives in the moon and pounds rice cake for making rice dumplings.
As we enjoy viewing the moon,
we images a rabbit pounding rice cake with a large wooden hammer in the full moon.
In 2010, 15th of August in luna calender corresponds on 22nd of September in solar calender.
Can you find a rabbit in the moon!?
Posted by: Agu (September 21, 2010 6:34 PM)