Moon-viewing, a tradition found in Japan and China. The most beautiful moon is seen between 15th and 20th September. Participants form moon-viewing parties to drink sake, compose songs, eat tsukimi-dango (rice-flour dumplings) and pray for good weather and a good harvest. The rite has no formal connecton with Shinto shrines.

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