Experience a special celebration of the Harvest Moon to the rousing beat of the drum and the lilting song of the flute.
Nen Daiko will perform at Otsukimi at Ekoji Buddhist Temple on Saturday, September 26. Otsukimi runs from 6:30-9pm.
Otsukimi means watching the moon rise, and celebrating the harvest moon is an ancient custom in Japan. The moon will rise at 6:09 p.m., and should be high in the sky by 8:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
This event is co-presented with the Japan-America Society of Washington DC (JASW) and Ekoji Buddhist Temple.
Activities at the event include:
Pre-Order Obentos by September 24
Bring a picnic dinner or order an obento (box meal with Japanese food). Soft drinks, shave ice, snacks, and dango (sweet dumplings that represent the moon) will be on sale.
Obento orders MUST be received and paid for in advance no later than 1:00 p.m., Thursday, September 24. Vegetarian obento is by request only, and there is no special obento for children. Obento cancellations after September 24 and no shows cannot be refunded. Space is limited. Order obento online [www.jaswdc.org] or fax (202-833-2456).
The event will be held rain or shine.