Tanabata on July 7
Simply put, the origin of Tanabata Day is a star-related story based on the legend that on the night of July 7 on the lunar calendar, the stars Hikoboshi and Orihime, a married couple on either side of the Milky Way, can meet once a year.
On Tanabata day July 7,we write our wishes on colorful strips of paper and hang them on bamboo leaves.
It is said that if Hikoboshi and Orihime are able to meet safely,and also  the wishes written on the strips of paper will come true.
For Tanabata,we wrote our wishes on the strips( tanzaku) .
especially when we were children and we made a TERUTERU BOZU to pray 
for fine weather so that Orihime and Hikoboshi could meet in the Milky Way on Tanabata Day. .

Teruteru Bozu 

Almost every year I attend Tanabata Festival in my son’s elementary school.
Some year  my son’s wish was "May money fall from the sky.
 I remember I was a little embarrassed by the laughing mothers who looked at his strips of paper.
By the way,if I write the strip,I am going to write my wish for the spread of tsumazaiku 
and other wonderful Japanese crafts overseas.
How about you?