tanabata–star festival





shooting star

Tanabata (Star Festival)

July 7th is the annual celebration about the legend of the fated lovers, who are separated by the earth and moon, can only meet on this day every year. There is a tradition of writing your wishes on tanzaku, a strip of paper, and hanging it on sasa no ha, bamboo branches. Came across this spellbinding sasa no ha arrangement with a friend when we were visiting the Main Building of the established Hotel Okura, which will be torn down for reconstruction later this year.

Of course, we wrote our wishes, hung them on the branches, and are looking forward to the wishes coming true!!