Tanabata or Star festival is a beautiful celebration of how two stars ~ Altair and Vega .. meet on the milkyway . It is celebrated on July 7th. People write their wishes on Tanzaku (oblong pieces of colored paper), and tie them on bamboo branches. It is said our wishes will come true if we pray to these two stars.
Quake-hit Sendai gears up for Tanabata Festival. SENDAI--A company hit hard by the 2011 disaster is creating colorful flower decorations made from traditional "washi" paper for the Sendai Tanabata Festival, one of the major summer festivals in the Tohoku region.