Observing the Harvest Moon in Japan


From: mkennedy@shentel.net (Marilyn Kennedy)
Subject: Observing the Harvest Moon in Japan
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 1996 06:56:06 -0400


One of my dear friends shared this custom of observing the harvest moon. I
thought you might like to share this with your students.

In Japan we have the custom to watch the full moon in September.
Japanese old house has a low (wooden) terrace attatched to living
room.
When watching  the full moon, we sit on the terrace before the
sunset (so that we can see the rising of moon ) eating sweets
called "Ohagi" which is made from cooked rice, boiled red bean
with sugar and parched bean flour.)
Mosquito coils are necessaries to avoid unpleasant bugs.

Marilyn