Moon viewing isn’t complete without a subset of grass, “Japanese silver grass” surrounding the viewer. In the fall, silver grass changes into crisp golden tones and the gentle swaying of the plant fills one with nostalgia. In days past, it was used to thatch roofs and to create landscape paintings, among other things which can tell us that silver grass has been an important part of society. When the time for the autumn harvest had ended, silver grass was used as a prayer offering for another abundance healthy crops for the following year. It is now used more scarcely, though when the flicker of the moon’s ray’s bounces off of a piece of silver grass in a passerby’s view, there is no doubt that they’ll be overcome with a sudden urge to snack on dumplings while gazing up at the moon.
Today, illustrations depicting autumn landscapes with “silver grass” have been collected. Enjoy!