The harvest moon

harvest moon

Full moon in the early autumn is a little special for Japanese. This full moon is called Chushu no Meigetsu (中秋の名月), the harvest great moon. This is the first day of the harvest and Japanese used to celebrate it with tsukimi-dango (full moon dumpling / 月見団子) and to decorate susuki pampas grasses which were beautifully swinging and shining in the night scape.