To all my friends..I would like to wish you all a very Happy Mid Autumn Festival...
As I am in Japan,I really miss our chinese mooncake..as I cannot find any mooncakes selling in my area.
Do you all also knows that the japanese also celebrate the mid autumn festivals like us?They called it "otsukimi"..
The word Tsukimi(月見)means tsuki""(moon) and mi""(view) .
On this day,the japanese appreciate the beauty of the full moon and celebrate with rice dumplings,called "tsukimi dangos"(月見だんご)which is our version of mooncakes..
Well let me show you some photos of how they pray or celebrate the mid autumn festival.

The first photo shows,they will use the autumn grass called"suzuki"(スス)and use all the autumn fruits and vegetables to worshipped the moon.
On photo 1 on the left hand side are the sweet potatoes,yam and chestnuts.On the right hand side ,is a bowl of rice and miso soup and toufu,follow by rice dumplings.
The second photo ,on the left hand side,are the fruits,followed by a piece of toufu(トウフ),yam(サトイモ),then red bean rice and miso soup.Next is also a plate of 15 rice dumplings(tsukimi dangos=月見団).Nothing is complete if the rice dumplings are not placed at the table as it is the same meaning as our mooncakes.
Well,let all enjoy our mid autumn festival tonite.....(^-^)...



8 comments:

Xiao-Kia said...

first time i see this grass. feel nice leh

Xiao-Kia said...

first time i see this grass. feel nice leh

amy cheah said...

I didn't know that japanese also celebrating mid-autumn festival wo. But very hairan that the important food is the rice dumplings instead of moon cake huh.
Really thanks to u that share out this info to us.

Dragon said...

happy mooncake festival to u too ya!

Chef Julia said...

happy mid-autumn festival.. Hop to my blog to grab a piece of ice-cream moo cakes

Tau Sar Phneah said...

thanks for sahring!!!

Kikey Loo said...

no moon cake never mind, next time when u go back Malaysia, you can get moon cake anytime nowadays. Thanks for sharing. :)

K3ViN said...

1st time c this kind of thing.. thanks 4 sharing.... Happy Belated Mid Autumn Festival.....