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Tanabata comes but once a year so make a wish for a star

July 7, 2012 4 comments

It rained heavily yesterday. I became extremely soaked during a five-minute walk from the place where my clients live to the subway station.

The thundering rain was gone today in contrast. Most Japanese, especially fathers and mothers, must have been relieved with the good weather because it’s July 7. We call it tanabata, the day when Orihime(the personified character of Vega) and Hikoboshi(the personified character of Altair) are allowed to meet with each other once a year. It is said that they lose the chance to have a date if it rains. Today, at least in my region, they made it.

There was nothing for Orihime and hikoboshi more than developing their relationship. They forgot to be diligence. That’s the reason they were forced to split up. I’m not sure where this plot was made(it came from China, I gather), but I think it may have been based on Asian virtue or customs. Being diligent, being selfless to work:the elderly taught us such disciplines. Working hard would be ranked at the highest place. First things first. You can obtain the right to immerse yourself in love after you live up to your duty. That might be what the author thought. Maybe I’m wrong.

Bamboo branches are decorated with strips of colorful paper on which people write down their wishes like Orihime and Hikoboshi hoped to see in person. What would you wish if you were at a tanabata party? Mr./Mrs.Right is waiting for you to come on the other side of the Milky Way? I hope your dream comes true, crossing my all fingers. Yes. The Milky Way will smile at you and permit you to cross over as long as you make a special effort.

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