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Where to admire the autumn moon in Tokyo

Lunar loonies and seasonal snacks – the time for tsukimi is here

The 15th night of the eighth month of the traditional lunisolar calendar (September 15 for 2016) is viewed as particularly auspicious for observing the autumn full moon, and plenty of tsukimi (moon-watching) events are taking place in and around Tokyo on this date. Whether you choose to head out to a museum, dine under the open sky or visit an Edo-era mansion out in the woods, the recipe is usually quite familiar: performances of traditional music, seasonal snacks and a whole lot of lunar loonies. Also, if you miss the full moon, there's always the celebration of the waxing moon, held on October 13 this year.

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