It has been passed mid summer, it will get cool day by day.
In Japan, the moon on 15th August on lunar calendar is called “Chushu-no-Meigetsu” which means Great moon in the middle of Autumn. Since the air in August on Lunar Calendar is the most clear in a year, people believe that this is the best season for enjoying moon and people have had party called “Tsukimi” since Heian period almost 1,000 years ago in Japan.
On this year, 24th September is the night of “Chushu-no-Meigetsu”, there are Tsukimi events around Tokyo, so I will show you some of them today.
Sankeien is a huge beautiful Japanese garden which has many Japanese historical buildings located 30 minutes by bus from Yokohama station.
In general, here is closed at 17:00, but it will be open until 21:00 during the event.
And also they illuminate the buildings and they have instruments performance including Japanese traditional instruments as Biwa, Koto and all that Jazz.
Dates: 21st September - 25th September
Hours: 18:00-20:30 (Closed at 21:00)
Admission fee: 700 yen(Adult), 200 yen (Child)
Address: 58-1, Honmoku Sannotani, naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0824
Miraikan is a museum about emerging science and innovation located in Odaiba.
They have a huge sphere display called “Geo-Cosmos”. This is the symbol exhibit of this museum produces a rendition of Earth shining brightly in space with a super high precision exceeding 10 million pixels.
And during the event, it produces a rending of moon which is filmed by Japanese lunar orbiter spacecraft called Kaguya.
And they also have panel exhibition about moon during the event.
Source of the picture: Miraikan website
Dates: 15th September - 24th September
「Geo-Cosmos」Lunar screen play： ①10:50、②11:50、③12:50、④13:50、⑤14:50、⑥15:50 5 minutes every time
Admission fee : 620 yen(Adult), 210 yen (Under 18 years old)
Address : 2-3-6 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-006