The harvest moon in Japan
On 21st of September, we had a beautiful full moon. And this full moon is a little special for Japanese. This full moon in the early autumn is called Chushu no Meigetsu (中秋の名月), the harvest great moon.
Apart from contemplating the beautiful moon, Chushu no Meigetsu also has a significant meaning. 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.