In Japan, there is a festival called Tanabata on July 7th every year.
In other countries, it is called the Star festival.
Story about Tanabata
Tanabata is based on the legendary meeting of two stars, Hikoboshi and Orihime, which are represented by Altair and Vega, respectively.
After his marriage to Orihime, Hikoboshi idled away and didn’t work.
An angry god split Hikoboshi and Orihime apart from the two banks of the Milky Way.
However, the god permitted Hikoboshi and Orihime to reunite once a year on July 7.
So Tanabata is held on that day every year, and it is said to be the day when lovers can reunite.
Tanabata…the Star Festival
Amanogawa…the Milky Way
What do you do for tanabata?
People decorate bamboo trees with colorful pieces of paper to pray for Orihime and Hikoboshi to come People write their wishes on strips of paper and people write their wishes on strips of paper and Hang them from bamboo branches, which is said to Make their wishes come true.
There are a lot of Tanabata festivals and related Events all over Japan during the month of Tanabata.
Do you have a special meal at Tanabata?
I don't make any special dishes, especially not for tanabata, but my children love the Tanabata event.
However, the children love the Tanabata event and so I make them delicious food.
There are many colorful dishes associated with the Tanabata festival.
There are various ways to enjoy the food through the visual experience, such as a star shape or the Milky Way.
Make a wish along with a good meal.