Maybe not many people have noticed, but there is a small graphic icon which represents seasonal events in Japan, at the top of our website.
I have put this for July.
Tanabata festival is held on July 7th in Tokyo, but the original story comes from a Chinese folk story. For details, please go to wikipedia.
We celebrate Tanabata by writhing a wish on a colorful strips of paper called “Tanzaku(短冊）” and hang it on a bamboo branch. It is one of the exciting seasonal events in the year, especially for small kids.
Last Saturday during our tour, we visited a Niigata Prefecture pilot shop in Nihombashi. We all wrote our wishes on Tanzaku. <Above picture> I wished for world peace, happiness for all …. and a little something for my private 😀