What do Japanese see when they look at the moon? In America, we see the face of a man. Is it the same in Japan? A fellow Japanese learner asked me this question online.

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    Is this a question about the Japanese language in any way?
    – Leebo
    Sep 19, 2019 at 11:51
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    I see your edit to the title. I'm not sure just asking for the answer to be in Japanese makes the question about the language.
    – Leebo
    Sep 19, 2019 at 11:59
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    What term is used ... "mochi pounding rabbits" -- So this is not about the Japanese language, is it?
    – chocolate
    Sep 19, 2019 at 12:29
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    Presumably the culture tag is for questions about how the language is used in Japanese culture (like politeness levels).
    – Leebo
    Sep 19, 2019 at 12:45
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the question is asking for help with pop-culture names, and does not relate to the cultural usage of the Japanese language.
    – ajsmart
    Sep 19, 2019 at 12:49

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It's usually seen as "mochi-pounding rabbits" -> 月の兎 (https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%9C%88%E3%81%AE%E5%85%8E)

  • Now I am able to research the term. it was adopted from other Asian cultures.
    – Jack Bosma
    Sep 19, 2019 at 12:12

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