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Happy Tanabata!

Kimono Robe, Kate Moss for Topshop.

Kimono Robe, Kate Moss for Topshop.

I hope you’re having a great Tanabata!

Tanabata is a Japanese festival also known as the Star Festival celebrated on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month. Legend has it that the Milky Way separates the stars Vega, deity, Orihime and Altair, Hikoboshi and they only meet once a year — sounds like most of my relationships. During Tanabata, it is customary to write a wish on a piece of paper called a tanzaku and hang it from a bamboo tree. The bamboo and decorations are sent afloat down a river or burned at the end of the festival.

What are you wishing for this year?

Women dressed in yukata at Tanabata festival. courtesy of Wikipedia.

Women dressed in yukata at Tanabata festival. courtesy of Wikipedia.

Tanabata festival in Hiratsuka. courtesy of Wikipedia

Tanabata festival in Hiratsuka. courtesy of Wikipedia

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