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A Japanese festival originating from the Chinese Qixi Festival. It celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the stars Vega and Altair respectively). According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month of the lunisolar calendar. The date of Tanabata varies by region of the country, but the first festivities begin on 7 July of the Gregorian calendar. The celebration is held at various days between July and August (Wikipedia).

A Japanese festival originating from the Chinese Qixi Festival. It celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the stars Vega and Altair respectively). According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month of the lunisolar calendar. The date of Tanabata varies by region ...

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Related tags: folk song, traditional Asian, traditional Japanese, 日本語

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Category: Themes

Translations: Tanabata, Star Festival

Aliases: Qixi Festival


Addition date: 20.3.2017 19:51:15


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Cover 星のとなりの空け者~織姫~ O
タカハシヨウ, 家の裏でマンボウが死んでるP feat. VY1
Cover 星のとなりの空け者 ~カッパ~ O
家の裏でマンボウが死んでるP feat. GUMI
Cover 星のとなりの空け者〜彦星〜 O
タカハシヨウ, 家の裏でマンボウが死んでるP feat. VY2
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