Otsukimi, rabbit sweets

This week in Japan, people around the country are celebrating a special event known as tsukimi, literally “moon-viewing”. Celebrated on the 15th day of the lunar calendar. It is the best time to look at the moon because the position of the earth, sun and moon make it appear especially big and bright. In addition to the traditional autumn foods of otsukimi, sweets featuring rabbits are also very popular because the moon is inhabited by a mochi-making rabbit, at least according to a Japanese folk tale.


11. September 2014 by Joey
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