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2 June 2014

Royal Festival Hall - Tanabata Festival event on 13 July 2014

Tanabata is the Japanese ‘star festival’ which occurs on the seventh day of the seventh month each year. The festival is said to originate from a Chinese tale (The Weaver Girl and the Cowherd) of two lovers, Orihime and Hikoboshi. Their love disrupted their work, angering the king who sent them each to opposite ends of the Amanogawa – the Milky Way. He allowed them to meet once a year, on the seventh day of the seventh month. Some believe that if it is raining on Tanabata, Orihime and Hikoboshi cannot meet.

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