Japanese Star Festival, Tanabata Part 1

Hi there! Recently, Japan weather is too muggy. I can’t stand it anymore. Tonight it’s really humid and I don’t think without air conditioner we can sleep. Well, I hope the weather where you live is nicer than us, and you are having a good day.

Today, I want to introduce a Japanese summer festival, Tanabata. In Japan this festival is very popular. We celebrate Tanabata on the 7th of July.  We decorate origami and tanzaku paper that we write down our wishes. We believe that when we write down our wishes on the tanzaku paper, some day our wishes will come true. After writing down our wishes we decorate bamboos with some pieces of papers and origami. We put the bamboos inside of our house or outside.

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Preparing the bamboo decoration is very popular among kindergarten, elementary first and second grade students. They love doing origami or writing down their wishes.

When you go to shopping mall, you can see more professional decorations.

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Some shopping malls change their opening time to late evening to use this festival to get more customers. People love wearing a summer kimono called Yukata and go there to enjoy the events.

Tanabata has a very sad and romantic story. I will write about it tomorrow. So, please stay turned!

-Yumi

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Helga Jaermann
    Jul 05, 2016 @ 11:23:46

    I am loving this story very much, she is very interesting, because I love Japan and the Japanese culture, thank you Yummi, love you too

    Reply

    • yumi
      Jul 05, 2016 @ 14:19:24

      Hi Helga!

      Thank you so very much for the comment on my blog entry as always! I am so happy to hear that you are enjoying our culture through my blog!

      Have a lovely day!!!!

      Reply

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