七夕飾り Tanabata decoration
Taken from Alan Brock’s Pyrotechnics: The History and Art of Firework Making via Firework Museum
The Lantern Festival of Nagasaki, Japan
Lanterns in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan: photo by Lee Carus
Everything is more romantic by paper lantern light.
Come write your wish!
You can find the slips of paper with wishes written on them all over Japan around Tanabata, not just at the matsuri.