Tanabata Festivals, or Star Festivals, are basically held around Tanabata Day, July 7th. It is based on the Chinese myth about the star Vega and the star Altair. But some festivals in some regions take place in August according to the lunar calendar. It is said that your wish will come true when you wish upon stars on Tanabata Day.
Warabi Hata Matsuri, held in a city next to my city, is one of the festivals which are held in August although the Tanabata Festival takes place in July in my city. I can wish upon stars twice a year. What a lucky guy I am.
Tanabata Festival at Warabi, Japan [iPhone 4S/HD]
- Shot in 1080p full HD with an iPhone 4S on Aug. 4th, 2012
Click below to learn more about the Chinese myth and Tanabata!
Tanabata, the Day of the Star Festival ~Zojoji Temple, Tokyo~
And here is the post of Tanabata Festival in my city!
Tanabata Festival at Local Shopping Street, Kawaguchi, Saitama