Japan-America Society of DFW presents Otsukimi Moon Viewing Festival
The Japan-America Society of DFW will host their annual Otsukimi Moon Viewing Festival. The event will feature a fun-filled evening with a picnic under the stars and the full autumn moon. Guests can enjoy a variety of Japanese music and dance performances, learn about the legend of the "Moon Rabbit" as the guardian of the moon, and participate in traditional Japanese art forms, including calligraphy, the tea ceremony, ikebana, and haiku poetry.
The Japanese Otsukimi Festival, literally meaning “moon-viewing,” celebrates the Harvest Moon that typically falls on the fifth (5th) day of the eighth (8th) month of the traditional Japanese calendar.
Performers include Masayo Ishigure (Koto), Dallas Kiyari Daiko (Japanese Drums), Dr. Capital (J-Pop), Stan Richardson, and Mujuan Dojo (Shakuhachi Ensemble)