Watching the Moon

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Sep 16, 2016 07:28 Japanese Diary Culture
Watching the Moon

It was 十五夜 yesterday.
Japanese people used to use a Luna calendar and each month started and ended with new moons.
Therefore, full moon was seen on the middle of each month, the 15th.
For some reasons, the moon on the 15th of September has been regarded as the best one in year, and a lot of events taken placed for a long time, such as eating Dango, ornating houses with Susuki, and watching the beautiful moon.
The day equal to the 15th of September of the Solar calendar this year.

I enjoyed watching the moon on the top floor of a building, enjoying alcohol and sweets.