Star Festival

Every year, July 7th is Tanabata.

Tanabata is considered to be a very romantic day in Japanese folklore.

It is the only day in the year when Orihime and Hikoboshi meet in the Milky Way.


Once upon a time, there was a god's daughter, Orihime, and a young man, Hikoboshi.

The two got married. Then, the two who had been hard workers suddenly began to play and not work at all.


God became angry and created the Milky Way between them and separated them.


But God promised that if they worked as hard as before, he would let them meet only once a year.

Then they changed their minds and started working hard.


Then they were allowed to meet only once a year across the Milky Way, and that day came to be called Tanabata.


Nowadays, people write wishes on bamboo leaves and decorate them, wishing that their wishes will come true, just like the two of them.


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