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Moon Viewing Tea Ceremony at Shukkeien September 29th!

September is widely known as the month for gazing up at the full moon at night, as “Tsukimi (moon-viewing),” an occasion related to the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, traditionally falls around this time. On the last Friday of the month, there will be Tsukimi tea ceremonies held throughout the day at the Seifukan, the principal teahouse just past the entrance of Shukkeien (visitors must pay to enter Shukkeien itself, separate from the cost of the ceremony). It would be best to make a reservation early in the day for a nighttime ceremony, kill time enjoying both Shukkeien and the Prefectural Museum of Art, and return to Seifukan past sundown to sip tea on tatami mats while basking in the autumn moonlight.