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The moon has several names in Japan. We call full moon, mangetsu (man means “full”, not male, getsu or tsuki is “moon”) or jyugo-ya (jyugo is 15, ya means “night”). It is the 15th night’s moon for the lunar calendar. The 16th night’s moon is called izayoi or izayoi-no-tsuki. Izayoi, an old word, expresses “hesitate”, because the 16th moon rises later than full moon. And the 17th moon is tachimachi-duki (a person is standing and waiting for moon.) Next 18th is imachi-duki (sitting and waiting for moon). The 19th moon is too late of rising, therefore people is lying on the floor and waiting. So this moon is called nemachi-duki (lying /sleeping and waiting for moon). The 20th moon is fukemachi-duki (waiting for moon until the late evening). Tonight is 17th moon tachimachi-duki, so I was standing and taking moon photos. It was big orange moon. Super moon continues, doesn’t it?

17th orange moon

17th orange moon