October 10th is Moe Day (萌えの日). 10th day (十日) and October (十月), so a combination of these two kanji is moe (萌).
Peach is the Moe tree. And here is why.
Momo (桃) is tree (木) with omen, sign, indication (兆). And in Japanese, it is read 兆し (kizashi) and alternatively 萌し (kizashi). Yes, 萌え (moe)! The same meaning, different kanji! So, peach is the Tree of Moe! 桃＝木萌。Omen is something sprouting. The tree of omen. The tree of sprout. And to sprout is moeru (萌える). And “bean sprout” is moyashi (萌やし)!
Yes, buds are sprouting on the flowers. So, bud is moe. And the buds will be blooming! That is the essence of moe! That’s why a rosebud, nymph in Greek, is cute. Nymphet = Lolita. Thus, Lolita is naturally moekko (萌えっ子).
Yes, to sprout is to live. To sprout is to give a sign. A sign of life. Yes, an omen of life. So, moe is life. The Tree of Life is the Tree of Moe! And it is a peach! Peach is the fruit of immortality.
Let us chant Moe-tree Mantra instead of Gayatri Mantra. Om moe moe kyun, instead of Om bhur bhvah savah. Tougenkyou (桃源郷) is Moegenkyo (萌源郷). Yes, Utopia! 2-D world!
In Mexico, you praise women’s buttock, “Yours is like Mango.” But in Japan, “Yours is like Momo (peach).” So, it’s momo-jiri (桃尻). Peach butt. But I suggest moe-jiri (萌尻). Butt is where the new life sprouts. Yes, it’s a moe body part, seen at Momotarou’s shrine.
An old couple ate momo, and got rejuvenated, and became able to make children. So, they begot Momo-tarou. Momo-tarou (桃太郎) is actually Moe-tarou (萌太郎). El Momo Loco. Or Peach Girl, like Adachi Momo. Or Momoko (桃子). Or Momoka (桃果).
Moe is also “surprise.” 驚き桃の木 (odoroki-momonoki). Surprising peach tree. 驚き萌えの木 (odoroki-moenoki). Surprise was Zeami‘s essence of theater. Surprise is to sprout up unexpectedly, shows up out of nowhere. Epiphany, theophany. Tiffany. “Phany, phantasm, fantasy” are sprout-up, thus moe! All came from phainein (to show, appear), a Greek word. Autumn is a dead season, autumn leaves (秋葉, Akiba), but fruits will show up out of nowhere. Alas, peach is an autumn fruit. Yes, that’s why peach is a seasonal word for haiku. That’s why Moe Day is on fall. Yes on the month of No Gods. Kannazuki (神無月”no gods month” or “month of atheism (無神月)”?).
It’s in October that all gods take a leave of absence to gather in Izumo. So other than Izumo, everywhere is left without gods. That’s why Bonbori masturi in Hanasaku Iroha is in October too. Because it’s a matsuri for townspeople to give a sendoff to gods. So, gods can travel to Izumo and meet there once a year, on the October 10th, exactly Moe Day! So, Moe Day is divine!
So, yes, let us all eat peach to celebrate Moe Day! That will be the ultimate Eucharist! Let’s sprout up, get fired up, bonborō!
4 thoughts on “Moe Day 2011!”
LOL.. well I will eat a peach. Though praising a momo is usually going to say you’ve got a nice butt. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjYQw3jI3BI
LOL… that video is hilariously disturbing! Awww!!!! Doesn’t Scotland have public obscenity law? Man, it wasn’t a momo, but a rotten tangerine. A sense of “nausea,” oh yeah, horse-chesnuts instead of peach!
I ate peach too on Moe Day, thinking about Hibino-san the joshidaisei. Anyway, thanks for a gift video. Thanks for celebrating Moe Day together!
Hahahaha… well I wasn’t thinking that it was rotten tangerine. ^_^. Ultimately moe is a topic you enjoy. So I’ll appreciate in spirit. ^_^ What is great is that you actually celebrate days on the exact day.. while I am in spirit always celebrating it a day or week.. or months late. I definitely appreciate learning about tidbits of Japanese culture.
Thank you much! Yeah, I feel approved by being appreciated, knowing that there are someone out there celebrating moe matsuri together. ^_^
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