Japanese people usually celebrate Tsukimi by displaying autumn flowers and susuki (pampas grass) in a vase. They also offer dango (dumplings) and satoimo (taro potato) to the moon in an altar. People also enjoy looking at the moon and enjoying its beauty at this time of the year. With the clear autumn sky and crisp days and nights the moon appears especially beautiful.
You will find kind a lot of dishes around this time of the year featuring Tsukimi. One of my favourites is Tsukimi-udon, which is udon noodles in a hot soup topped with an egg, which resembles the moon.
|Tsukimi Udon from Ivva|