Otsukimi, or moon-viewing, is a traditional celebration of the full moon, typically in September or October. Traditions include displaying decorations of pampas grass and seasonal foods, rabbits (in Japan, rabbits are associated with the moon), and dango (rice dumplings).
Shofuso will be celebrating Otsukimi on October 11th and 12th, with decorations and crafts celebrating the moon and Japanese culture.
Activities at Shofuso include craft tables to make moon decorations and rabbit origami. Kamishibai-style storytellers will narrate the story of Princess Kaguya, who comes from the “capital of the moon.” Musicians and dancers will have small demonstrations throughout the weekend (schedule tba).