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The Star Festival

The star festival, called “Tanabata”, is held on July 7th ever year in Japan. We write wishes and hang it on bamboo, it is said that they might come true. Tanabata is related to the legend of Vega and Altair. Vega and Altair were a couple getting along well. But they were so close that they stopped working. The god got angry and separated the two by The Milky Way. However, seeing them sad, the god felt sorry and allowed them to see each other once a year, only on July 7th.

On this day, many people pray for good weather on July 7th, because if it rains, Orihime and Hikoboshi will not be able to meet up due to the rising water levels of Ama-no-gawa. It is said that Tanabata is a special day for lovers because it is the day where lovers reunite.



私の故郷では、一か月遅れの8月7日に笹祭りと称して、このように商店街に笹飾りをつるします。

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