Otsukimi moon viewing in Kindy

Kindergarten Japanese children recently acknowledged the Otsukimi (moon viewing) day in Japan that takes place on 10 September.

“Kindy Japanese learned about Japanese otsukimi and engaged in a craft activity, which helped them deepen their understanding of the event,” said Assistant Head of Junior School Languages (Asian Languages) and Japanese Language Teacher Machiko Ohta.

“Otsukimi is a day people enjoy viewing the most beautiful moon of the year. On Otsukimi day, susuki (silver grass), otsukimi dango (sweet rice dumplings) and some fruits and vegetables are offered.

“Children cut paper to make tsuki and glued cotton balls for otsukimi dango and drew a picture of susuki.”