Last night was お月見, the traditional moon-viewing night. The September full moon is said to be the most beautiful. This is the start of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, where they eat delicious moon cakes to celebrate. In Japan, we have tsukimi dango (a pyramid of small mochi balls) and restaurants put fried eggs on everything.
We bucked tradition with a dinner of melty cheese toast, salad, and soup at Hitomi and Kengo’s. After lots of laughing, conversation, and catching up on gossip, we went out to look at the moon.
It lit up the valley so brightly! We all took pictures with our phones and compared our cameras’ ability to capture the scene. It was a wonderful evening together.