Maiko and a street cat in Kyoto, Japan

Maiko and a street cat in Kyoto, Japan

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Japanese traditional theater, Noh 能

Japanese traditional theater, Noh 能

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.

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.

Takachiho Waterfall, Takachiho-cho, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan

Takachiho Waterfall, Takachiho-cho, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan

Japanese Exhibition Poster: Tsutsumu: Traditional Japanese Packaging. Direction Q. 2011

Japanese Exhibition Poster: Tsutsumu: Traditional Japanese Packaging. Direction Q. 2011

Maiko 舞妓

Maiko 舞妓

Advertisement for Kikkoman Soy Sauce, Japan

Advertisement for Kikkoman Soy Sauce, Japan

Mt. Fuji, Japan

Mt. Fuji, Japan

Japanese Noh mask 能面

Japanese Noh mask 能面

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

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

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