Saturday, September 29, 2012

Otsukimi - Appreciating the full moon night - Japan

Speaking of "full moon", what do you imagine that it means?
A wolf ?  Or temporal insomnia ?
In Japan, there is a custom of appreciating the full moon, enjoying sweets,(please look at the second picture,) especially in this autumn season.
It is said that this custom has existed for more than 1000 years in Japan.
This custom is Chinese in origin,and was introduced to Japan.

In this year, I heard that tomorrow is the most beautiful full-moon day in Japan throughout the year.
September 30.

But I also heard that a typhoon is coming to Japan now,unfortunately....

I do hope the weather will hold! (Because typhoon brings everything to ruin...)