Moon-viewing, or tsukimi, parties usually take place on the night of the full moon in August. During these parties, people get together to listen to traditional music, compose poetry, and partake of traditional moon-viewing foods and beverages, including of course sake. (And for those who care about proper pronunciation of foreign words, it’s pronounced saké, as in LEGO! If it were pronounced “saki,” it would be spelled that way!)
The robed monk, the bamboo, and the inverted goblet to represent the sake bottle all combine to make this a wonderful, distinctly Japanese vignette.