Saturday, July 07, 2007

Tanabata - Star Festival

July 7th is Tanabata, or the Star Festival, here in Japan. This festival is based on a Chinese legend, in which Kengyuu (the star Alter) meets Orihime (the star Vega) only once a year on this day over the Milky Way. They can't meet if its raining so everyone hopes for fair weather. People celebrate this day by putting up big branches of bamboo with colourful paper decorations at home. People also make a wish and hang a strip of paper with their wish written on it. While walking in the park we found one such bamboo branch. I wonder what Jazz and Dixie would wish for. Probably something food related!


Oscar Airedale said...

What a nice idea. Yes, definitely wish for food!

Oscar x

Sparky said...

Food sounds pretty good. Or maybe tennis balls?


The Army of Four said...

TREATS! TREATS, for sure!
Play bows,