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How Do You Celebrate Tanabata? [SOLVED]

Japan is known for its many diverse festivals and vibrant celebrations, and the Tanabata Festival is one of the most prominent to take place during the glorious summer months 🔥 ‘Tanabata’ translates to ‘the evening of the seventh’ as it annually takes place on the 7th of July 🙌 Derived from the Chinese celebration known as Qixi Festival, the Tanabata traditions grew popular in Japan as early as during the Japanese Heian period and are still commonly celebrated today. If you’d like to know more about this famous festival, join us as we dive into the history and traditional celebrations of this day! [1]
・Kamigoromo – These kazari take the form of the Japanese traditional kimono, and are hung high to honor Orihime. They also represent the wish for a strong sewing arm.・Fukinagashi: the streamers and main decoration. They symbolize Orihime’s yarn and the wish for creativity and skill with the needle.・Tanzaku: the paper on which the individual wishes are written. Hanging these up also represents the wish for improving one’s penmanship skills.・Kuzukago: the symbol of a waste bin to collect leftover silk and paper alike. They represent the wish for a sense of tidiness and thrift.・Toami: a kazari that resembles seafood. Seafood is not only an important source of protein within Japanese cooking but also stands for the general wish for fortune and luck.・Senbatsuru: paper cranes express the wish for longevity. The folding process is said to hone one’s concentration skills as well.・Kinchaku: symbolizing a purse, this kazari naturally expresses the wish for wealth. The purse is not only symbolic of wealth in financial terms, but also an indicator that the person has a good mind and is financially sound. For their most recent revision, a huge thank you to Lachandra Olley of Goiania (Brazil) [2]
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Tyana Swartz at nippon.com Additional information is available. It is possible to express your hopes and dreams through tanzaku. Fukinagashi streamers, which are colorful and represent the desire to become better weavers, and amikazari gossamer symbolizing fishermen’s wishes for full nets. For prosperity, there are hanging kinchaku bags and orizuru for long life. Easy to construct items using origami, and other lightweight, bright materials. In the past ornament-laden bamboo stems were used as a way to decorate. rivers to be carried away by the current as a means It was a way to ensure that all wishes were granted. This tradition has been largely lost to modern environmental awareness. This page was last edited 31 days back by Chermaine Ruh from Sangli, India. [3]
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Japan celebrates today as a special day. people celebrate Tanabata means the Star Festival. Tanabata celebrates the love story between the stars Vega (or Altair), who only have one chance to see each other every year. It’s celebrated on July 7, which happens to be the seventh day of the 7th lunar months. Tanabata is celebrated in Japan on the 7th of August according to tradition. Chinese calendarThe legend is rooted in the city of. Sendai celebrates the Tanabata Festival on August 7. However, Japan is most familiar with Tanabata (July 7, 2017). Wiley Casillas added the following amendment on August 8, 2021 [4]
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Article references

  1. https://www.thejapaneseshop.co.uk/blog/what-is-the-japanese-tanabata-festival/
  2. https://livejapan.com/en/article-a0001333/
  3. https://www.nippon.com/en/features/jg00097/
  4. http://www.japan-suite.com/blog/2014/7/6/tanabata-story-of-two-star-crossed-lovers
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