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Tanabata Fireworks

A colorful firework display lights up the night during the Tanabata Festival, also known as the Star Festival, which is celebrated in Japan on July 7th.

Every year, on July 7th, is the Japanese festival known as Tanabata. Associated with happiness and the granting of wishes, this festival celebrates the astral meeting of two celestial bodies: Hikoboshi (Altair) and Orihime (Vega). According to legend, these two star-crossed lovers were only permitted by Orihime’s father to meet one day a year, and were otherwise separated across the Milky Way galaxy. On this day, Japanese people celebrate by writing a wish on a small piece of paper, sometimes in the form of poetry, which is then tied to a bamboo tree. Public areas in many cities become party zones, lined with food and drink stalls that sell common festival foods such as grilled meat or squid, fried soba noodles, and various sweets. In more recent years, however, many places in Japan celebrate the festival by lighting colorful fireworks displays. Sendai has one of the largest fireworks displays to delight festival-goers, with over two million annually in attendance. Unlike the rest of Japan, however, Sendai holds their festival a month later, in August.

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