“Japanese autumn” fulfilled by attractions The traditions fulfilled by the Japanese atmosphere, the rich harvests, and beautiful “Harvest Moon”
Japan has 4 seasons (spring, summer, autumn, and winter), and a lot of people are sensitive to events in each season and changes of the climate, so that there are traditions to care of seasonable events.
Recently, from September to November is recognized as the autumn, but Risshu (the beginning of the autumn in the traditional Japanese calendar) is in August, where is the midsummer.
This year’s Risshu was in August 7th, it means, today has been already the autumn in the calendar.
After Risshu, Japan is still hot, but we can feel the autumn from the sky; the sunset becomes earlier, and the mackerel sky is seen as the autumn sky.
Feeling a bit cold wind, we can see the autumn clouds in the sunset.
It is the tasteful beginning of the autumn.
The autumn is the harvest season for various foods, so that Japan is fulfilled by “seasonable tastes”.
The new rice in this season is extremely awesome, and it becomes the best food to eat with the fatty saury.
Also, we should eat foods from fields and mountains like chestnuts, persimmons, Japanese peas, and sweet potatoes.
It is on September 24th that “Otsukimi (moon viewing)” to love the Harvest Moon, when is the full moon in the mid-autumn.
The Harvest Moon is originated from “the festival to pray for the good harvest of rice” and “the festival to celebrate the harvest of potatoes”, so that it is a suitable tradition as the harvest season.
Since the tradition in China, that people saw the moon, came to Japan in the Heian Period, it might be the seasonable event to see the moon.
We can feel something from the tradition to love the moon since the Heian Period, and the unchangeable beautiful moon.
But now, the house environments have been changed and high buildings and apartments have been standardized, so that the environment to see the moon from the large Japanese houses, the alcove, the Japanese room, or on the tatami is reduced.
However, Tsukimi, fulfilled by the Japanese atmosphere and suites with Japanese rooms and Japanese traditional houses, is the tradition that wants to remain forever.
There are traditions since a long time ago, rich harvests, and the beautiful moon.
The attractive Japanese autumn has come.
Source of photos;http://kisspress.jp/articles/9982/