By Aki


Otsukimi is a seasonal festival in Japan to enjoy the full moon at night. Otsukimi means viewing of the moon. It’s popular in September, however it’s also a celebration in October.

In Japan, people decorate their house with silver grasses and rice dumplings in appreciation for the harvest to the moon.

It’s said that there are rabbits on the moon, because of the shape of the lunar crater. It looks like rabbits are pounding a rice cake.

Do you have a story about the moon? What can you see in the moon in your country?

Wishing everyone a peaceful and calm night with the beautiful moon.