Ever craned your neck to look up at the heavens on Tanabata, searching for the Milky Way? Tanabata, on July 7th, is that once-a-year event when the lovers Orihime and Hikoboshi reunite for a bittersweet rendezvous after spending the rest of the year separated by the celestial river. Who can begrudge them that? In addition to celebrating their reunion, no one can resist the Tanabata tradition of scribbling wishes on vibrant paper strips, a poetic symbol of summer's arrival!
Check out these beautiful drawings capturing the essence of Tanabata!