Tsukimi used to be a harvest festival to celebrate good rice crop in viewing the full moon. Unfortunately this custom is disappearing these days.
Still, at some homes, pampas grass are displayed and many families enjoy special rice dumplings covered with sweet red bean paste, which look like the moon partly covered with a cloud. Very, very sweet.
This year's moon viewing falls on today. So, I drove to nearby mountain to see the beautiful harvest moon with my husband. I'm satisfied with the beautiful moon with nice cricket singing.