(posted; Etymology page)
Offerings for the September 13 Moon: Tsukimi dango (left),
Tukimi←link means moon-viewing in Japanese. The celebration of the full moon. Tsukimi refers to the Japanese tradition of holding parties to view the harvest moon. So, I don't know if I am right or not but maybe we can say this tradition of ours is close to the Halloween in Western culture.
I didn't know the traditional connection bettween moon and rabit ←link I just knew that it is said that the blackish parts in the moon looks like the rabbit pounding in a mortar and pestle.
Anyways, we have Oriental Zodiac symbols out of twelve animals, and this year marks the rabit's year in the Chinese astrological calendar. Well, I hoped that this year was going to be a better year by leaps and bounds, though. (like rabits do)