Tanabata(Star festival) on July 7


Tanabata (七夕, meaning “Evening of the seventh”),the Weaver Star Festival,
is a Japanese festival originating from the Chinese Qixi Festival.
According to Chinese Legend,ALtair(the Cowherd Star) and Vega(the Weaver Star)
were split apart by the two banks of the River of Heaven(the Milky Way)
and come together once a year on this night.This legend has aligned with Japanese belief.
It’s on the seventh lunar month of the lunisolar calendar.

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The date of Tanabata varies by region of the country,
but the first festivities begin on July.
It become established among people at large since Edo period(1603-1867)

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On the night of July 6th,People write their wish or
poems on the strips of poetry paper in various color.
And hung them on leafy bamboo;then on the night of 7th,they are put out in the garden.

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Tanabata,Star festival in Japan made from Chirimen kimono fafbric

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