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The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Modern by Moonlight: Otsukimi Festival, the annual Japanese festival that honors the autumn moon and the season ahead, in recognition of the rich heritage of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s architect, Tadao Ando.

To begin this special evening, guests can cast a lantern into the reflecting pond to create an ethereal glow and stunning event backdrop. In addition to the Modern’s special exhibition "Women Painting Women," the event features live entertainment by the Dondoko Taiko Japanese Drumming Group, Boyblk, Rizkilla, and Cabus. Japanese-inspired food and beverages crafted by Café Modern are available throughout the evening.

Otsukimi, “moon-viewing,” is a Japanese practice believed to have begun in the Heian Period (794-1185) that refers to the tradition of viewing and honoring the annual harvest moon. Historically, Otsukimi was an opportunity to express gratitude for a good harvest and share hope for similar bounty in the future. A full moon is considered auspicious and a clear symbol of abundance.

On Otsukimi, it is traditional to gather in a place where the moon can be seen clearly, usually on a date in September, which historic Japanese writings identify as the time of year with the best opportunity to see the moon at its brightest.

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Modern by Moonlight: Otsukimi Festival, the annual Japanese festival that honors the autumn moon and the season ahead, in recognition of the rich heritage of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s architect, Tadao Ando.

To begin this special evening, guests can cast a lantern into the reflecting pond to create an ethereal glow and stunning event backdrop. In addition to the Modern’s special exhibition "Women Painting Women," the event features live entertainment by the Dondoko Taiko Japanese Drumming Group, Boyblk, Rizkilla, and Cabus. Japanese-inspired food and beverages crafted by Café Modern are available throughout the evening.

Otsukimi, “moon-viewing,” is a Japanese practice believed to have begun in the Heian Period (794-1185) that refers to the tradition of viewing and honoring the annual harvest moon. Historically, Otsukimi was an opportunity to express gratitude for a good harvest and share hope for similar bounty in the future. A full moon is considered auspicious and a clear symbol of abundance.

On Otsukimi, it is traditional to gather in a place where the moon can be seen clearly, usually on a date in September, which historic Japanese writings identify as the time of year with the best opportunity to see the moon at its brightest.

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Modern by Moonlight: Otsukimi Festival, the annual Japanese festival that honors the autumn moon and the season ahead, in recognition of the rich heritage of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s architect, Tadao Ando.

To begin this special evening, guests can cast a lantern into the reflecting pond to create an ethereal glow and stunning event backdrop. In addition to the Modern’s special exhibition "Women Painting Women," the event features live entertainment by the Dondoko Taiko Japanese Drumming Group, Boyblk, Rizkilla, and Cabus. Japanese-inspired food and beverages crafted by Café Modern are available throughout the evening.

Otsukimi, “moon-viewing,” is a Japanese practice believed to have begun in the Heian Period (794-1185) that refers to the tradition of viewing and honoring the annual harvest moon. Historically, Otsukimi was an opportunity to express gratitude for a good harvest and share hope for similar bounty in the future. A full moon is considered auspicious and a clear symbol of abundance.

On Otsukimi, it is traditional to gather in a place where the moon can be seen clearly, usually on a date in September, which historic Japanese writings identify as the time of year with the best opportunity to see the moon at its brightest.

WHEN

WHERE

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
https://www.prekindle.com/event/56998-modern-by-moonlight-otsukimi-festival-fort-worth

TICKET INFO

$15-$61
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