▶ For the Star Festival on July 7th (seventh), Japanese people decorate bamboo branches. We write wishes or poems on colorful strips of paper and hang them on the bamboo decoration.
▶ The origin of the Star Festival is a Chinese legend. Two stars separated by the Milky Way are compared to lovers separated by a river. They can only meet once a year when the Galaxy prepares a way for them.
▶ In the legend, the couple loved each other so much that they stopped working. The angry Emperor separated them, but allowed them to meet once a year.