Tanabata ☆ 七夕

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Tanabata matsuri (七夕祭り), or the Star Festival, is a Japanese festival celebrated on July 7th, where people write their wishes on colorful strips of tanzaku paper and hang them on bamboo branches. These bamboo branches, with other colorful paper decorations, are hung outside homes or along streets in large festival displays.

Tanabata ☆ 七夕

Tanabata decorations on a windy day at Lake Kawaguchi 河口湖 – photo by kei

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