Thursday, 5 July 2012

Tanabata Weekend!

Good morning!!

Tanabata is coming on this Saturday!

Tanabata is a Japanese tradition wherein people write their wishes on tanzaku papers (colorful, small strips of papers) and hang them on bamboo branches. People also decorate bamboo branches with various kinds of paper decorations and place them outside their houses.

It's said that tanabata's origin dates back to more than 2,000 years ago with an old Chinese tale. Once there was a weaver princess named Orihime and a cow herder prince named Hikoboshi living in space. After they got together, they were playing all the time and forgot about their jobs. The king was angry at them and separated them on opposite sides of the Amanogawa River (Milky Way). The king allowed them to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh month in the lunar calendar.It's believed that Orihime and Hikoboshi can't see each other if the day is rainy, so people pray for good weather and also make wishes for themselves.

We have also decorated bamboo branches at the entrance of Bureau Ginza!! Pleae write your wish and hang on it!

Also, 44 bamboo branches are placed between Ginza 2Cho-me and 5Cho-me intersections about 400 meters!!

Staff Blog by Ginza Serviced Apartment

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