Annual summer event, Tanabata, filled with wishes

Annual summer event, Tanabata, filled with wishes

Uncountable wishes flow all over Japan on 7 July under a sky full of stars. Have you ever heard a romantic event, Tanabata, which is held anywhere in Japan every summer?


Tanabata, also known as the Star Festival, is a Japanese festival originating from the Chinese Qixi Festival

As you know Japan generally uses Chinese character in daily life, some of our cultures are influenced by Chinese ones. Tanabata mainly has three stories for the origin, and the love story one is the most popular among many people.

What the story is simply like

In the sky, a woman named Orihime could meet a man named Hikoboshi beside a river which divides their lives only once a year. The date that their wish could come true is the 7 July, so people believe that their wishes are also paid off on the same day.

What we specifically do for our wish

The way to wish is very simple as we just write our wishes on colorful papers called Tanzaku, and hang them on bamboos.

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Please remember we keep making efforts in daily life to turn our wishes into reality. Thanks a lot for reading to the end.