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"Tanabata" - one of the five seasonal festivals

July 7th in lunar calendar is one of the "Go-Sekku (五節句:five seasonal festivals)" called "Shichiseki  no Sekku(七夕の節句)" - aka "Tanabata".

In Japan, Tanabata - Star Festival, is known the day to celebrate the once-a-year meeting of two lovers, Kengyu the cowherd (Altair) and Shokujo the weaver (Vega).

 

"Tanabata" is said that it originates from two stories.

One is the Chinese legend called "Kikouden (乞巧奠)" which is about the two bright stars, Altair and Vega.

The other is Japanese faith of Tanabatatsume (棚機津女) who wish the health and the prosperity to a god with a weaved cloth.

In Edo period, the custom that people display bamboo grass with oblong cards in front of house had begun.

 

We have Furoshiki "TANGOCHIRIMEN YUZENZOME SAIJIKI TANABATA".

Do you image how "Tanabata" is?

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Enjoy "Go-Sekku(Five seasonal festivals)" with Furoshiki!!