August - Pampas Under the Full Moon
11" x 18"
Washi and Electrical tape
August, Hazuki (葉月), refers to the changing seasons and the falling leaves. August is represented by the full moon and pampas grass. Tsukimi, the traditional moon-viewing day, is August 15th in the old solar-lunar calendar. (It is September 21, 2021 in the modern calendar.) Eastern folklore interprets the dark markings on the full moon as a rabbit. This card is, by far, the most iconic design in the Hanafuda pack and is frequently extracted for use on posters, book covers, etc.