#049: Tsukimi (category: custom)
In Japanese, the word "tsuki" is "moon" and "mi" is "viewing", respectively. So, "tsukimi" literally means "viewing the moon". Many Asian people including Japanese have long loved to appreciate the full moon in the middle of autumn since ancient times because it looks very beautiful in the clear night sky during this period.
Incidentally, many people in Japan love to float raw egg on the surface of Udon or Soba (Japanese noodle). They liken its yolk to the full moon and call the cuisine "Tsukimi noodle".
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