Last night, I couldn’t, so……

   Last night, I couldn’t. So, I do “Otsukimi” tonight. We call the moon after “full moon(十五夜)” by “Izayoi(十六夜)”.

   Chinese characters(十六夜) mean sixteenth night. And 十六夜 as a word is “the sixteenth night of a lunar month”.
   But “Izayoi” has another mean. “Izayoi” originated from a verb “izayou”. “Izayou” means “hesitate”. The moon after full moon rises a little bit later than the full moon, as if after some hesitation.

   I took a picture of 十六夜の月. Like this.

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