The Meaning of Tsukikage Odorikai
The mon (seal or logo) of our club is taken in part from the Jodo shu mon of our temple. The mon incorporates a ginger flower motif overlaying a crescent moon. The moon is an integral part of the mon as our founder St. Honen wrote a poem called Tsukikage which literally translates to Moon’s Shadow or Moonlight Glow. Our dance club is a temple sanctioned organization and we thought it appropriate that we incorporate the moon with our mascot which is the rabbit. Asian culture says that when gazing upon the full moon one is able to see the immortal rabbit pounding the elixir of life. Therefore, a literal translation of Tsukikage Odorikai means Moonlight Dance Club or Association.