Legend of three moons

Legend of three moons ” Santai-zuki(三体月)”

There is an interesting legend of the three moons surrounding this Nakahechi area.

Long time ago, one man saw the moons on Nov. 23 on Chinese calendar.

So this year, we had a event viewing the three moons on Dec.17 which day is the same as Nov. 23 on the old calendar.

Many people were on Shiomi Mountain Path even it was really cold to see the moons.

Some of them played Japanese drums and conch shell horns.

This year, we couldn’t see the “Santai-zuki” but we really enjoyed looking up at the moon.

Fresh vegetable and fruits are offerings to the gods.