Moon viewing reminds me also of Japan's first novel which dates back to the late 9th or early 10th century about a moon maiden - Princess Kaguya - who comes to Earth and is found inside a glowing bamboo by an old bamboo-cutter and raised as his child. Yes, Japan's first novel was about an E.T.!: "The Bamboo Cutter's Daughter".
- kawaiso desu ne (so pathetic)
Until next, sweet sailing...
Artwork from a beautiful edition of "The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter" - Konansha publishing, in Japanese and English, with kiri-e (papercutting) illustrations by Masayuki Miyata