Happy Tanabata!

Good afternoon, from bright and sunny Tokyo!
Today is the festival of Tanabata!
Tanabata is a Japanese festival that celebrates the meeting of two sacred beings,  Orihime and Hikoboshi. According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month. Traditionally Japanese people write a wish on a small piece of paper called tanzaku, and hang them on a wish tree.

Coincidently, yesterday at my work, I was asked to participate in the festival – and I actually got a Rilakkuma tanzaku to write my wish on!!

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There must be extra chances that my wish will come true with such a cute messenger! 😉Image

My co-workers wishes!

This is a pretty neat festival, and I’m happy I got to learn about it more this year. I participated in it in 2011, I was coming from the gym and I saw a bunch of people dressed in traditional clothing hanging paper from a tree, so naturally I asked what was going on. They told me to write a wish and hang it from the tree as well – and I must admit, my very very very big wish came true that year! So heres hoping for the same luck this year, Im confident I will get what I wished for ^^

All that being said, I cant help but feel romantic about this story! Since it is a star themed holiday, who else could be better to celebrate with other than the Zodiac Rilakkuma series?

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This is my Scorpio and Sagittarius kumas, representing my star sign and my fiancée’s! Scorpio Rila seems to gaze lovingly at her Sagitarius partner … I often have that same look of love for my Saggitarius partner, too 😉

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