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A bowl of seasoned tsukimi soba which is buckwheat noodles with egg on top, usually eaten to celebrate the moon-viewing season.

Traditional Tsukimi Foods: The Most Popular Japanese Moon-Viewing Foods

Tsukimi or moon-viewing is a Japan-wide festival held during the full moon phase in September or October to celebrate the harvest moon. The moon festival is usually held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Japanese lunar calendar however the date can vary on the western solar calendar. In 2022, tsukimi falls on the 10th of September. 

In this article, we will explore the traditional tsukimi food that is still eaten today and offered to the moon at moon-viewing parties.

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