Tanabata Story

    Today is the 7th of July, every year Japanese people celebrate this occasion. Week before the 7th comes, Japanese people writes their wishes on a colorful paper and hang it on a bamboo tree.  Though, for this year's Tanabata celebration, based on the Japanese lunisolar calendar, it's on August 24, 2012.

    Mostly, in other countries specially where they love animes. They also celebrate this occasion and do hang their wishes on a tree like what Japanese people do.

   Orihime daughter of the Tantei , wove beautiful clothes by the bank of the Ama no gawa. Her father loved the cloth that she wove and so she worked very hard every day to weave it. However, Orihime was sad that because of her hard work she could never meet and fall in love with anyone. Concerned about his daughter, Tentei arranged for her to meet Hikoboshi who lived and worked on the other side of the Ama  no gawa. When the two met, they fell instantly in love with each other and married shortly thereafter. However, once married, Orihime no longer would weave cloth for Tentei and Hikoboshi allowed his cows to stray all over Heaven. In anger, Tentei separated the two lovers across the Amanogawa and forbade them to meet. Orihime became despondent at the loss of her husband and asked her father to let them meet again. Tentei was moved by his daughter’s tears and allowed the two to meet on the 7th day of the 7th month if she worked hard and finished her weaving. The first time they tried to meet, however, they found that they could not cross the river because there was no bridge. Orihime cried so much that a flock of magpies came and promised to make a bridge with their wings so that she could cross the river. It is said that if it rains on Tanabata, the magpies cannot come and the two lovers must wait until another year to meet.

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