|Taken with a Nikon D7000, 70-300mm zoom lens set at 300mm, tripod and remote shutter.|
In Japan, people eat Tsukimi dango (rice dumplings made from sweet rice called mochi) while moon watching, and offer sweet potatoes to the full moon. Since the Autumnal Equino, celebrated as Ohigan by Buddhists, occurs close to the harvest moon (the 22nd this year), in the Edo period people often had long parties to combine Tsukimi and Ohigan over a period of days.
Japanese folklore tells of a rabbit on moon that pounds mochi rice to make dumplings.
Whatever folklore and foods you enjoy, step outside and enjoy moon viewing!