This word means moonlight viewing. We cerebrate the full moon by offering the dumplings on September 15th. This festival is regarded as a pray for a good crop for rice. Japanese children believe that rabbits live on the moon and make rice cake.
This is on November 15th. The day of paying homage at a shrine to pray for the happiness and longevity for the 5 years old boys and 3 and 7 years old girls.Something we do in Autumn
-Viewing Autumnal Leaves
-Digging sweet potatoes
By doing these things, we feel that autumn has come.
New Year's Day
We celebrate a New Year.People participant in various types of events and activities, and pray for good luck during the upcoming year
Praying to the morning sun on January 1 will bring good fortune and happiness throughout the new year.
After the clock strikes midnight on January 1, people gather at shrines to pray for a healthy and fruitful new year.
The Festival of Seven Herbs is the long-standing Japanese custom of eating seven-herb kayu on January 7th. The nanakusa are seven edible wild herbs of spring.
The second Monday of January is Coming-of-age Day in Japan. People celebrate this day to welcome the young men and women, who have turned or will turn the age of 20 during the current year, as new members of society. Ceremonies are held in every city, town and village. The people who have reached the age of twenty get the right to vote and also allowed to smoke and drink.Akiko Tokumaru