Thursday, July 07, 2011


Tanabata is one of Japanese traditions.

On this day, people write their wishes on tanzaku papers and hang them on bamboo branches.

Tanabata originated more than 2,000 years ago with an old Chinese tale.

Once there was a weaver princess named Orihime and a cow herder prince named Hikoboshi living in space.

After they got together, they were playing all the time and forget about their jobs.

The king was angry at them and separated them on opposite sides of the Amanogawa River (Milky Way).

The king allowed them to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh month in the lunar calender.

Tanabata is known for a romantic story like that, and it's also known as a star festival.

Today the weather is unfavorable, but let's wish upon a star!!

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