Lunar loonies and seasonal snacks – the time for tsukimi is here
By Time Out Tokyo Editors|
The 15th night of the eighth month of the traditional lunisolar calendar (October 4 for 2017) 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 November 1 this year.