Fiji Time: 1:42 PM on Wednesday 18 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63750.6185
JPY 55.628252.6282
GBP 0.39210.3841
EUR 0.45550.4435
NZD 0.68430.6513
AUD 0.64840.6234
USD 0.49010.4731

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 18th January, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Ministry to defend its workers
  2. Gift of horses
  3. Party politics
  4. Test for Baber
  5. Kiribati ready to work land
  6. No official correspondence on Netanyahu visit
  7. Fijian Jimmy Snuka dies
  8. Health setback
  9. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
  10. Reddy: Children need to work hard

Top Stories this Week

  1. Brothers appear for alleged assault, granted bail Saturday (14 Jan)
  2. Barber opens new $75k investment Friday (13 Jan)
  3. Police investigate officer's testimony Friday (13 Jan)
  4. Kinoya sinkhole discovery, traffic restricted Thursday (12 Jan)
  5. Tractor to help farmers overcome labour shortage Friday (13 Jan)
  6. Institution faces probe Friday (13 Jan)
  7. QVS opening delayed Sunday (15 Jan)
  8. Snap search uncovers contraband in remand centre Sunday (15 Jan)
  9. Morning blaze destroys home Saturday (14 Jan)
  10. Mourning period ends for the late Roko Tui Bau Saturday (14 Jan)