Tsukimi – 月見 – Moon Viewing

Autumn is here. There is a definite chill in the air. The nights are crisp and clear. It is the season for tsukimi or moon viewing.

Tonight, the moon was stunning. One day off a full moon I think. I alighted from a crowded train and it’s beauty took away all my stress. I was collecting my bike from the the bike parking lot and I had to get my camera out and try and capture some shots. I only have a point and push, a Canon SX130. I didn’t have a tripod so with a big zoom in I wasn’t sure how clear my photos would be.  I was pleasantly pleased with the results.

In Japanese folklore, it is not “the man in moon” but rather a rabbit or a hare pounding mochi, a glutinous rice. Can you see the rabbit?


It is such a lovely night I am going to rug up, take my cup of steaming hot cocoa and go out for a little more moon gazing. If it is night time where ever you are, look up, enjoy and just think we are looking at the same moon together at the same time. That is kind of wonderful. Just saying!

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