Tuesday, July 8

Happy Tanabata!

1nensei heading off to PE class.

It's that time of the year again, where we celebrate Orihime and her man and the Milky Way with some personal wishes hung on bamboo branches. Here you go.




Orihime (the star Vega) was the daughter of Tenkou, the god of the sky. Every day she wove beautiful cloth for her father by the side of the Amanogawa (Milky Way). One day, her father introduced her to a cow herder from the other side of the river, Hikoboshi (the star Altair), and they fell in love. They spent so much time together that they both neglected their duties. She wove no more cloth for her father, and Hikoboshi's cows were allowed to stray all over the heavens.


Being Happy

Tenkou was angered by the behavior of his daughter and her lover, so he separated them across the river and forbade them to meet. Orihime begged her father to let her see her beloved, so, softened by his daughter's tears, Tenkou allowed the lovers to meet once a year, the seventh day of the seventh month, providing they worked hard throughout the rest of the year
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As the date for Tanabata was originally based on the lunar calendar Japan previously employed (before the Westerners and their infinite wisdom came and changed it), some areas of Japan still celebrate it on August 7th.


Money and Friends

Round these parts, it's July 7th.


Between classes

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