Happy Tanabata!

Tanabata Festival in Edo  - HiroshigeToday is the festival of Tanabata, the one day of the year when the weaver princess and her husband are allowed to meet.

He crosses the milky way to reach her on a bridge made by magpies but if it rains on Tanabata the magpies cannot come and the lovers must wait another year.

People celebrate Tanabata by writing wishes on pieces of paper and hanging them on bamboo plants.

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