Full Moon: 満月の夜
2006年 09月 28日
A few weeks ago, the moon was in full.
As I saw the full moon from my flat, which is on the 4th floor, I took photos (photo: right and below).
I don't know why, but the moon in England seems to be much bigger than the one you see in Japan and I feel the moon here is much closer to the ground and is surprisingly (eerily in a way) bright, especially on a day with the crystal clear sky. When I look at the moon as bright as this, it makes sense to me why ancient Hittite was enchanted by the magical power of the moon.
Someone told me that people feel high and behave strangely or do crazy things on a full moon day. Is that why there seems to be more fightings on street on a full moon day, or it's just because I live in Liverpool? :)
It's difficult to see a distintive change of four seasons in England, I t hink. I tend to forget Japanese seasonal customs and traditions. September, we have a special day to enjoy a beauty of the full moon. Wouldn't it be great, on one autum night, wearing a kimono, sitting at a Japanese verandah-like porch with a wind-bell, to look at the full moon and to enjoy its beauty. :) xxx