Today is O-tsukimi — the Japanese Harvest Moon festival. We celebrate this day by placing some autumnal food and decorations, such as chestnuts, kabocha (pumpkin), susuki (pampas grass) and especially tsukimi dango (moon-viewing dumplings) on the family alter. We dedicate our bounty to Nature, reflecting upon and giving thanks for our good fortune.
Let’s hope for a clear night. Even if you’re busy rushing around and can’t get to a nice quiet, dark place, try to make it a point to look for the full moon as it rises over the horizon.