Tanabata

Tanabata is celebrated on July 7, also known as the Star Festival.  Last year, I attended the Shonan Tanabata Festival in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture.  There is an old tradition to write down a wish on a piece of (colored) paper and tie it to a bamboo tree.

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Below are two pictures I took just before we left Japan last week.

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Hope you had a great Tanabata Day in Japan.

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