|SJG - 7/7/12 - Tanabata Festival;|
pic stolen from Amanda's
photo-essay (see links)
I just wanted to say that some friends and I attended the tanabata festival yesterday, and we really enjoyed ourselves! Thank you for putting on the event, and thank you for having this blog! I love reading your blog about the garden, because I don't get to visit very often.
I wanted to share some of our photos we took: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.420063034712822&type=1 (facebook link, I hope it works.) I also wrote a little bit about our visit on my blog, though there are a little less photos: http://kimono-life.blogspot.com/
Again, thanks for the event, and for providing such a beautiful oasis in this city!
|SJG • 7/7/12 - Tanabata - go to Amanda's links to see more of pics she and her friends made...|
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Tanabata (七夕, meaning "Evening of the seventh") is a Japanese star festival, originating from the Chinese Qixi Festival. It celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the stars Vega and Altair respectively). According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month of the lunisolar calendar. The date of Tanabata varies by region of the country, but the first festivities begin on July 7 of the Gregorian calendar. The celebration is held at various days between July and August. [...]