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A week or so ago I helped decorate bamboo branches with origami at the Japanese Garden in celebration of “Tanabata”.

Here’s the wiki explanation of the event:

Tanabata (七夕?, meaning “Evening of the seventh”) is a Japanese star festival…(which) celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the stars Vega and Altair). 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.

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Sayonara minna-san!

 

Tanabata @ Seattle Japanese Garden, July 7, 2013

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