The light of the burgeoning autumn full moon is augmented by countless lanterns of every conceivable shape and size, ‘lighting the way’ for good fortune in the new year. Here and there, children and adults alike gather in circles to play the ceremonial games of the festival, reveling in the joy of tradition. Everywhere, platters of intricately decorated stuffed cakes are up for grabs, and more hands in the gathering hold a cake or two and a flask of tea than not. Everywhere there are smiles, and the rich laughter of joy in celebration.