Consul General of Japan Yasushi Misawa and Kokusai Sake Kai co-hosted a celebration of this year’s rare supermoon with a Tsukimi no En, or Moon Viewing Party, on Nov. 18 at the Consul General’s residence in Nu‘uanu. (A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new full moon with the closest approach of the moon, which results in the largest apparent size of the lunar moon as seen from earth.) The next supermoon is not expected until Nov. 25, 2034.

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