The present Doodle remembers the Japanese Mid Autumn Festival, otherwise called Otsukimi (お月見), which means “moon viewing.” Dedicated to the festival of the gather moon–the main full moon after the fall equinox–the occasion gives a chance to value the year’s reap and ponder the entry of the seasons.
The Japanese convention of Otsukimi is said to go back well longer than a thousand years to the nation’s Nara time of the 700s. During the Heian time frame that followed, Japan’s blue-bloods were known to celebrate with merry feasts, pontoon excursions, and twilight verse presentations. The occasion picked up prevalence throughout the long term and today is commended the nation over.
One way many honor Otsukimi is to finish their homes with pampas grass or susuki, an image of the period’s abundance. Custom additionally requires the planning of unique dishes like tsukimi-dango, scaled down rice dumplings (a staple food in Japan) that look like the full moon and are presumed to bring wellbeing and favorable luck.
Happy Mid Autumn Festival, Japan!