What's the meaning of this event?
In the Orient there is a custom of appreciating the moon; in Japan, too, on the night of August 15 by the lunar calendar, the full moon is appreciated. This custom is called O-tsukimi in Japanese. It originated from farmers' religious observances ensuring a good harvest.
Are there objects associated with this event?
Here are very famous and easy songs which are related with this event. They are called " Tsuki (moon)" and " Usagi (rabbit)." Please hear and practice them!
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