Tanabata (Star Festival)
Legend has it that Vega and Altair, who are separated by the Milky Way, are allowed to meet only once a year on the night of Tanabata or July 7th.
It is said that if you write your wish on a tanzaku (a strip of paper) and hang it on a bamboo grass, your wish will be granted.
A few years ago, my son Kengo wrote that he wanted to be like me. And this year, it seems that he wishes to be a firefighter!
From ancient times, it has been customary to eat somen noodles in the Milky Way in Tanabata. Today, somen is served for lunch at my son’s kindergarten. My son loves somen noodles, so he also had somen noodles for dinner at home.