Last night, when I took guests to see the night view from Obasute, we were treated to the sight of the nearly full moon. A few of the Obasute terraced rice fields are already wet in preparation for this season's planting. The Obasute rice fields are famous for "tagoto-no-tsuki", the moon reflecting in the individual fields. This can only be seen when there is a full moon at the beginning of planting season, when there is water in the fields. I'm going tonight with more guests -- hopefully we'll be able to see the tagoto-no-tsuki. If not, by the full moon next month, all of the fields will have water in them by then -- prime moon viewing season!
One of the other treats of the start of the planting season is the water in the fields means frogs come out. It is fun being seranaded by a frog chorus while watching the night view from Obasute Station.