Japanese Star Festival, Tanabata part 2

Hello there! Today’s entry is squeal from yesterday. As I mentioned that Tanabata has a sad and romantic story. Today I share the story with you.

Long long time ago, there was a couple who were in love with each other deeply. A girl’s name was Orihime who was a daughter of Tentei (God), and her boyfriend name was Hikoboshi. Two of them were hard-workers. She was a weaver, and he was a shepherd. However, they tended to spend more time to hang out, and they became lazy. God, Orihime’s father did not like young people getting lazy. He gave warning several times, but they didn’t listen to him. Then, God god mad at the couple, and said he would give them a punishment.

The punishment was they would not allow to meet. They would be separate between milky way, and once a year they would be allowed to date when the date would be a sunny day. When it got rain, the milky way would flood. They couldn’t meet. They cried and cried and ask to God to change his mind. However, he had never changed his mind.

The day was the 7th of July. In Japan we are mid of the rainy season, and it’s easy for us to get rain. We will have the day two days from now. If the day will be fine, they will be able to date. So if it rains on July 7th, we believe that the couple aren’t able to meet each other.After they died, they became stars, called Vegas and Altair. We love looking up the sky to imagine Vegas and Altair dating on the 7th of July.

We have a children song for the Tanabata festival.

This is the image of Vegas and Altair’s dating.

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I hope this year they can date and have a romantic time together. So, please pray for the poor couple!

Thank you for reading my blog entry. Thank you for your support!

See you next weekend here again! Have a nice week, everyone!

-Yumi

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dixie
    Jul 05, 2016 @ 14:18:50

    Thanks for sharing.

    Reply

    • yumi
      Jul 05, 2016 @ 14:20:14

      Hi, Dixie!

      Thank you for visiting my blog again! You are very welcome! I hope you like the romantic story!

      Have a sweet day!!!!

      Reply

  2. Sher
    Jul 05, 2016 @ 17:52:56

    Please let us know if they were able to meet this year on July 7th. 🙂 Thanks for sharing Yumi!

    Reply

    • yumi
      Jul 06, 2016 @ 00:03:01

      Hi, Sheryl!

      Thanks for visiting my blog again! Yes, I will let you know! Recently we have been sunny days every day. They might be able to date this year!

      Reply

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