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Maiko and a street cat in Kyoto, Japan

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Tanabata festival 七夕 - celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the stars Vega and Altair respectively) in Japan. According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month of the lunisolar calendar. On 7th July, Japanese celebrate this day by writing wishes or poems on Tanzaku (small piece of paper) and hanging them on bamboo.

Weeping persimmon tree in Shirakawa village, Japan

Japanese Kokeshi dolls こけし

Japanese carps, Koi 鯉

Wild snow monkeys taking a hot spring during winter, Jigokudani, Nagano, Japan

Yabusame (mounted archery) Shinji Festival at Shimogame shrine, Kyoto, Japan 下鴨神社

Japanese matcha tea powder 抹茶

Japanese Noh mask 能面