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This year, Jugoya falls on September 29th and Juuzouya falls on October 27th.

Sorry to jump in the bush. Do you know “The Moon Viewing Thief”? Some of you may know this, but to put it simply, it is a custom in the Northern Kanto region where children who are said to be messengers of the moon go around the neighborhood and secretly give offerings in place of the moon on the fifteenth night. I was born and raised in a mountainous region of Japan, and until a certain age I believed that this custom was a national autumn tradition and never doubted it.However, after I moved to Tokyo to attend university, a friend of mine randomly told me about the ``Moon Festival'' from my childhood. As I talked about my memories of ``Otsukimi thief,'' I learned that ``Otsukimi thief'' was a fairly local custom.

None of the friends who listened to my story from Akita, Yamanashi, Kumamoto, and Tokyo knew of the existence of ``Otsukimi Thief'' and said, ``Wow, that's interesting!'' ” ``It's the first time I've heard it~'' he said with amusement. I did some research on "Otsukimi thief" and it seems to be a custom in some areas such as Fukushima, Ibaraki, Gunma, Aichi, Mie, Wakayama, and Miyazaki prefectures, but is it still a custom? .

Around the time Halloween arrived in Japan, I thought it looked a bit like "The Moonlit Thief," and people came to visit me from the front door and said, "Trick or treat." In contrast to Halloween, the ``Moon Viewing Thief'' sneaks up on the verandah and takes a ``thief'' stance, making it even more thrilling. It was a time and area where there wasn't much entertainment, so when I was young, it was a fun event to make and pray for ``I hope it clears up on the 15th night.'' It was cute, me. I didn't often remember those distant days when I was young, but over the past few years, around this time of year, I've been reminded of them. It's proof that you're getting old. Does your hometown have any special features that are unique to that particular season? If you have a chance, I would love to hear from you. I think I'll go to the library next time to look for books about local customs. It's autumn for reading, so let's do that. I've been spending my days in a hurry and haven't been paying close attention to seasonal events lately, but I hope to be able to see the moon on the 15th and 13th nights this year.

Nijiyura's tenugui also come in a moon pattern. Recommended as an interior piece for your room or as a small gift. We sell at physical stores and online shops. I ended up just talking about my personal memories, but Nijiyura's tenugui towels are also very nice, so if you would like to see them in person, please go to a physical store and pick them up.

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