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Tanabata By: Destiny Walters
Origin. <ul><li>Orihime represents the star, Vega. </li></ul><ul><li>Orihime is a princess who was also a weaver. </li></u...
Origin. <ul><li>Kengyuu represents the star of Altair. </li></ul><ul><li>He was a handsome and brave herdsman. </li></ul><...
Origin. <ul><li>Orihime and Kengyuu met and fell in love. </li></ul><ul><li>They became so in love that she got away from ...
What is Tanabata? <ul><li>Tanabata is when two stars Altair and Vega meet. </li></ul><ul><li>It was inspired by an Ancient...
Why Do the Stars Only Meet Once a Year? <ul><li>These two stars, Altair and Vega, only meet once a year because they are s...
When is Tanabata? <ul><li>Tanabata is on July 7 th  in some regions. </li></ul><ul><li>And August 7 th  in other regions. ...
What happens on This Day? <ul><li>On this day people write their wishes on a piece of paper and hang it on a bamboo tree. ...
How do They Decorate? <ul><li>They decorate with colorful streamers. </li></ul><ul><li>They represent the princesses weave...
How do They Decorate? <ul><li>They also decorate with casting net called toami. </li></ul><ul><li>The casting net represen...
Conclusion <ul><li>Many people across the country of Japan get together and have big festivals. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a ...
Bibliography. <ul><li>Hostels, Youth Hostels & Cheap Accommodation With No Booking Fee! 22 May 2009 <http://hostelbookers....
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  1. 1. Tanabata By: Destiny Walters
  2. 2. Origin. <ul><li>Orihime represents the star, Vega. </li></ul><ul><li>Orihime is a princess who was also a weaver. </li></ul><ul><li>She lived on the East side of the river of the Milky Way. </li></ul><ul><li>She lives there with her father who was the emperor. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Origin. <ul><li>Kengyuu represents the star of Altair. </li></ul><ul><li>He was a handsome and brave herdsman. </li></ul><ul><li>He lived on the west side of the river of the Milky Way. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Origin. <ul><li>Orihime and Kengyuu met and fell in love. </li></ul><ul><li>They became so in love that she got away from her weaving. </li></ul><ul><li>Her father became very angry and separated the two by the river. </li></ul><ul><li>But on the 7 th day of the 7 th month magpies make a bridge across the Milky Way and these two lovers are able to meet on this night and be with each other. </li></ul><ul><li>That’s why and how Tanabata festival got started. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is Tanabata? <ul><li>Tanabata is when two stars Altair and Vega meet. </li></ul><ul><li>It was inspired by an Ancient Chinese Legend of the princess Orihime and herdsman Kengyuu. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s the love of the two stars. </li></ul><ul><li>It happens once a year. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why Do the Stars Only Meet Once a Year? <ul><li>These two stars, Altair and Vega, only meet once a year because they are separated by the Milky Way. </li></ul>
  7. 7. When is Tanabata? <ul><li>Tanabata is on July 7 th in some regions. </li></ul><ul><li>And August 7 th in other regions. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What happens on This Day? <ul><li>On this day people write their wishes on a piece of paper and hang it on a bamboo tree. </li></ul><ul><li>They think doing this will make their wishes come true. </li></ul><ul><li>They have big festivals at night all over Japan. </li></ul>
  9. 9. How do They Decorate? <ul><li>They decorate with colorful streamers. </li></ul><ul><li>They represent the princesses weave. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s very colorful. </li></ul>
  10. 10. How do They Decorate? <ul><li>They also decorate with casting net called toami. </li></ul><ul><li>The casting net represents good luck for fishing and farming. </li></ul><ul><li>Also a hand bag called kinchaku which means wealth. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Conclusion <ul><li>Many people across the country of Japan get together and have big festivals. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a time when people right their wishes down and hope they come true. </li></ul><ul><li>The streamers that they hang up represent the weaving that the princess, Orihime, weaved. </li></ul><ul><li>This is a very special event in Japan. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Bibliography. <ul><li>Hostels, Youth Hostels & Cheap Accommodation With No Booking Fee! 22 May 2009 <http://hostelbookers.com/guide/japan/events/tanabata-star-festivals/>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Tanabata.&quot; Learn Japanese - Japanese Language. 22 May 2009 <http://www.japanese.about.com/library/weekly/aa031698.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedi.org. 22 May 2009 <http://www.en.wikipedi.org/wiki/Tanabata>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Tanabata-Summer Festival in Hiratsuka, Japan.&quot; 22 May 2009 <http://www2.gol.com/users/csr-kts/hiratsuka/tanabata/>. </li></ul>

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