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The Japanese Star Festival

Today was the official date of Tanabata, otherwise known as the Japanese Star Festival. Much like last year, I observed the occasion by tying a wish on some local bamboo shoots. Of course, it wasn’t written in Japanese like the picture to the right, but it wish was simple and inkeeping with the mythology behind […]

Tanabata Dreamin’

Tanabata, or the Japanese Star Festival, in by far my favorite Japanese tradition. The day is celebrated in a variety of manner, but the highlight (for me) is the writing of wishes on strips of paper (or Tanzaku) and trying them to Bamboo trees so that they’ll come true. This year, I’ve sworn to observe […]

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This is the blog of Jeff Staple