Tanabata in Liverpool


Hi everyone,

How are you today? I heard there's been a lot of heavy rain in Japan

recently. Is everyone alright?

July 7th was Tanabata. Did you all make a wish? We celebrated Tanabata in

Liverpool too! Let me tell you about it...

The Tanabata festival was held in The Lady Lever Art Gallery. This is the

gallery that I told you about last time. The activities for Tanabata were

aimed at children but many adults were interested too. We explained the

meaning of Tanabata and then made paper lanterns and chains...


Origami stars...


Also, people wrote their wishes on tanzaku and tied them on bamboo sticks.

(You can see a picture of this at the top of this article.)

I was pleased to see so many British people getting intestested in Tanabata

because I think the story of Orihime and Hikoboshi reflects modern Japanese

life in some ways. It is nice for British people to understand Japanese

culture. There were also Japanese people at the Tanabata event so I was

pleased to make new friends from Japan.

After the festival, my sister, niece, and I went and looked at the Edo Pop

exhibition that I told you about last time. Though I helped install this

exhibition, I haven't had a chance to look at it since it was finished so I

was really excited. I think it looks impressive and shows how colourful

life in Edo was. What do you think?...






Finally, let me leave you with a picture of my niece and I at the end of

the day. I think our smiles show that the day was a success...


Thank you for reading this. I hope you had a great Tanabata and that all

your wishes come true. Until next time, take care!

Best wishes, from Corrina. ☺️