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					Tsukimi
  •The moon-viewing festival was introduced to
Japan from China some time in the Heian Period.
    •Traditionally a celebration of the harvest
    Tsukumi has also become an occasion for
               admiring lunar beauty.
   •it is customary to display ikebana fettering
       susuki, a seasonal grass as an offering
•The legend of the rabbit in the moon has always
           been associated with Tsukimi.
  •In the moon there lives a rabbit who, on the
     night of the full moon makes rice cakes.
•For this reason a special rice cake called Tsukimi
Dango is offered to the moon often accompanied
             by other seasonal foods.
 •Tsukimi was originally celebrated on the 15th day of the
              eth month in the lunar calendar.
•Under the lunar calendar the moon was always full on the
                             15th.
•under the solar calendar Tsukimi is officially celebrated on
                the 15th night of September.
  •The moon is not always full on the 15th under the solar
  calendar and many people celebrate on the night of the
                full moon nearest this date.
   •There will be a first quarter moon on September 15th
          2010 and a full moon on September 23.
                        Souses
• http://www.artelino.com/articles/nobukazu-watanabe.asp
• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsukimi
• http://www.sakura-hostel.co.jp/blog/2007/09/
• http://www.japancollection.com/japanese-prints-
  uview/Shokei-Moon-
  Viewing.php?y=1&subid=8&pid=8573&pg=1&ppp=100
• http://blog.alientimes.org/2009/10/complete-your-moon-
  viewing-o-tsukimi-for-this-year-tonight-with-the-ju-sanya-
  13th-night-moon/
• http://www.savoryjapan.com/learn/culture/festivals/harvest.
  moon.html
• http://www.universetoday.com/20174/moon-phases-2010/

				
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