Giant Mooncake Served In Yokohama Chinatown

Giant mooncake served in Yokohama Chinatown

People in Yokohama's Chinatown have been treated to a giant mooncake to mark the Mid-Autumn Festival.

A local hotel bakes the huge traditional delicacy each year. Chinese folklore says eating mooncakes in the evening of the harvest festival brings good luck.

The mooncake served on Wednesday measured one meter across and weighed about 60 kilograms. It contained salt-pickled duck egg yolks representing a full moon.

The pastry was cut into about 400 pieces and given to people waiting in line.

A woman in her 60s from Yokohama said she was surprised by the mooncake's size. She said she would share her piece with her family for good luck.