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Tsukimi (Moon Viewing) Manju

Tsukimi (Moon Viewing) Manju

Tsukimi is a Japanese festival honoring the first full moon of Autumn. The celebration takes place on the 14th of September on the lunisolar calendar this year.

Tsukimi (Moon Viewing) Manju

Manju is a popular traditional Japanese confection.

There are many varieties of manju, but most have an outside made from flour, rice powder and buckwheat and a filling of an (red bean paste), made from boiled azuki beans and sugar.

Tsukimi (Moon Viewing) Manju

We look at the moon, enjoying the beauty silence. Tsukimi also has the meaning of celebrating the autumn harvest.

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posted by Denise , 9月 21, 2008 8:02:27 (Tokyo) :

Mmmm! Manju! We have manju in California. I have to go to Japantown to get it. It’s one of the oldest Japanese confectionery shops in San Francisco dating back to the early 1900s. It’s still there. They make a fresh strawberry manju which is hard to get since they sell fast and is only in season. They have a peanut butter manju which is different. I haven’t tried it yet. BUT I still think the manju in Japan is still the best.

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