O-Tsukimi, the Moonviewing Festival

Last night was a beautiful evening for moonviewing.  At the Portland Japanese Garden we participated in the O-tsukimi festival with a celebration of Japanese culture.  The weather was cloudy during the day, but as the evening deepened, all the clouds dissapated to reveal the moon.  The celebration will continue tonight and tomorrow night. It is always a privilege to have a garden dedicated to Japanese culture.

Participants were served a meal of sushi and miso soup, and were entertained with koto music.

At the Kashintei, the tea house, tea by candlelight.

And the view of the city from the pavilion is the perfect place to view the moonrise.

 

 

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2 comments

    • StephW on September 24, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    It was such a beautiful event! I look forward to this every year. Thank you!

    • Marilyn on September 25, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    How beautiful!

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