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Tanabata Festival

Torika Chandra
Friday, July 25, 2014

GUESTS at the Tanabata Festival were treated to items of Japanese culture as they were hosted by the Japanese Ladies Group yesterday to commemorate the annual Japanese event.

The Tanabata Festival, a Japanese Star Festival, is marked on July 7 every year by Japanese people around the world.

Noriko Dethlefs, a member of the Japanese Ladies Group, said legend stated that the goddess of the heavens separated the lovers represented by stars Vega and Altair, placing them on separate sides of the Milky Way.

"They were then only allowed to meet once a year on July 7th.

"This is the first time we are introducing this festival to the wider community," Mrs Dethlefs said.

Guests enjoyed Japanese food, clothes, dances, songs, origami skills and art.


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