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2017/06/12
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New Lobby Display for "Tanabata (Star Festival)"

New display in our lobby.

Tanabata(Star Festival)

July 7th is a special day all over Japan where people celebrate Tanabata, the Star Festival.

Tanabata is celebrated to commemorate the romantic story of two lovers represented by the stars Vega and Altair who are only allowed to meet each other once a year as long as the skies are clear.

On Tanabata, people write wishes on small pieces of colored paper called tanzaku and hang them on bamboo trees. These become beautiful wish trees. On the following day, the decorated trees are floated on a river or in the ocean and burned as an offering.

Please feel free to write your wish on Tanzaku and hang it on bamboo trees during your stay at Hotel Asia Center of Japan.

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