Tanabata is the Star Festival held on July 7. It is based on the legend in which two stars in love, Altair and Vega, who are split apart on opposite sides of the Milky Way, are allowed to meet once a year on this night by the Emperor of the universe.
In old days, people prayed to become clever with their hands on this day. This custom remains today. People write down their wishes on strips of poetry paper in five different colors and hang them on branches of bamboo trees.
We introduce this culture to the short program students and teach them how to write their wishes in Japanese.