Tanabata (Star) Festivals
It’s the 7th of July today and it’s Tanabata (Star) Festivals in Japan.
Here is the summary of Tanabata Festival introduced in a book I have.
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 7. 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.
My family visited Yamagata prefecture last week and came across the bamboo grass at the Ryokan (Japanese style hotel) where we stayed. We wrote our wish on a tanzaku there! 🙂
How about celebrating Tanabata at your home tonight?