Japan Celebrate Tanabata Festival

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July 7th, 2012 : Tokyo, Japan – Wishes were strung on bamboos as a custom of Tanabata Festival, a traditional festival on July 7 every year, at Zojoji, or Zojo Temple, at Shibakouen, Minato, Tokyo, Japan on July 7, 2012. Even though the festival was supposed to celebrate stars, it was raining and cloudy this year. (Photo by Koichiro Suzuki/AFLO)

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July 7, 2012, Tokyo, Japan – Young Japanese girls wear traditional Japanese clothes (Yutaka) and contemplates the LED lights that illuminate the place in commemoration of the festival of Tanabata. The annual celebration of Tanabata in Japan and has been held since the Edo era. It celebrates the meeting of two lovers Orihime and Hikoboshi, according to legend the Milky Way separates these lovers, and may only meet once a year on the seventh day of the seventh month of calendar. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)