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The following is an excerpt from this issue:

‘In Autumn there is the moon.’ Some people may comment that the moon is present in all seasons, not only in autumn. The autumn moon, however, for Japanese people, has a specific meaning. In Japan, the climate is not like that here in Melbourne.

In Japan it is quite humid throughout the year. There is a lot of ran, and thanks to that, most of the country is green and water is abundant. Only in the period from summer through autumn does the air become crisp and clear. It is then, at night, you can really appreciate the moon, especially the full moon… (Continued on page 1.)

Jikishoan Tokozan