Tanabata

Today is Tanabata.

It is a Festival of the Weaver or the day of the Star Festival.

There is a story …

A Long time ago, there were Orihime–she was a weaver– and Hikoboshi, he was a cowherd.

They were hard workers.

But after they got married, they became lazy.

So her father, who was Tentei (Lord of Hosts), got angry and made them separate.

July 7th is the only day in the year they can meet in the Milky Way.

Orihime is the star Vega and Hikoboshi is the star Altair.

And on this day, people throughout Japan write their wishes for the future on slips of paper and hang them from bamboo branches.

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